The following is a brief, selected guide to oceanography information resources available in Fogler Library, through the Fogler Library homepage, and the World Wide Web.
Indexes and Databases | Atlases | Dictionaries, Encyclopedias, and Glossaries | Directories | Biographical Information | Oceanographic Data | Oceanography Journals Author Instruction Pages | Handbooks and Manuals | Bibliographies | Earth Science Converters | Tides and Currents | Virtual Libraries
Animation of Monthly Average Sea Surface Temperatures. National Oceanographic Data Center
URSUS, the online library catalogue of the University of Maine System, contains a wealth of information on aquatic resources. Searching is by author, title, subject, keyword, and call number. Through URSUS, you can find books, proceedings volumes, state, federal, Canadian, and other international documents, University of Maine theses and dissertations, and other resources. Most material is catalogued by Library of Congress Subject Headings. The following subject headings will get you started in your search:
chemical oceanography, estuarine oceanography, fishery oceanography, ocean circulation, ocean currents, ocean energy resources, ocean engineering, offshore structures, optical oceanography, sea ice, sea ice drift
Sciences and Fisheries Abstracts1978-present online. If you are
connecting to this database off the University of Maine campus but within the
State of Maine, please connect through Maine's
Science, Technology & Business Library.
This abstract is updated quarterly and covers the total aquatic environment (freshwater, brackish, and marine). Information is included on living resources as well as technology, policy, and non-living resources. Over 4,500 journals are indexed as well as conference proceedings, books, and government and technical reports. Abstracts are included for most citations.
Previews 1926-present online
BIOSIS Previews, worldwide in scope, indexes the literature of the biological and biomedical sciences. The premier database in the biological sciences, subject coverage includes agriculture, biochemistry, bioengineering, botany, ecology, genetics, microbiology, pharmacology, and zoology. Approximately 5,500 serial publications (see Biosis Previews serials list) as well as books, proceedings and meeting abstracts, technical reports, review papers, and patents are indexed. There are 58 separate data fields that can be searched including author, title, publication source, organism, concepts, super taxa, publication type, author affiliation, and abstract keyword. Searches can be limited to review articles.
Indexes over 5,000 journals, conferences, monographs, and reports from 1969 to present. Search by author, title, subject, and abstract keyword. Coverage of ocean engineering and related fields. Check the box All to search both Compendex and INSPEC (see below) simultaneously.
- 1785-present online. If you are connecting to this database
off the University of Maine campus but within the State of Maine, please
connect through Maine's
Science, Technology & Business Library.
Established and maintained by the American Geological Institute, this database is the online equivalent of the print Bibliography and Index of Geology (Sci Index QE1.G2145, 1969-present). Searching is by author, title, subject, and abstract keyword. Over 3,000 serial titles are scanned for inclusion.
Also made available through the American Geological Institute, this database allows users to preview records before they are input into the GeoRef database. It is updated weekly with records in various forms of completeness. Completed records are added to the GeoRef database.
Covers the fields of physics, electrical engineering, and computers. Over 25,000 records with the word "oceanography" in the title, subject, and/or abstract field. Indexes over 3,500 journals and 1,500 conference proceedings from 1969 to present. Check the box All to search both Compendex and INSPEC (see below) simultaneously.
Sea Grant Depository Database
Contains over 30,000 searchable records of Sea Grant funded research. Updated monthly.
abstracts. 1981-present online
Sci Index GC1.O251 1964-1980
Oceanic Abstracts is published monthly. Material covered includes ecology, environmental protection, and marine pollution. Over 700 journals and other resources including conference proceedings and technical reports are indexed. Each issue contains author, subject, and geographic indexes which cumulated annually.
Scholar (Chemical Abstracts)
Indexes the chemical and related literature from 1970 to present.
Formerly two separate databases: Energy Citations Database and DOE Information Bridge. Coverage is 1948 - Present. Contains bibliographic records and many full texts for energy and energy-related scientific and technical reports and papers sponsored by the Department of Energy (DOE) and its predecessor agencies. It provides coverage of traditional and alternative forms of energy production and conservation. Many aspects of electrical engineering and applied physics are covered including fission and fusion.
Resources Abstracts 1967-present
Water Resources Abstracts indexes over 1,300 journals, books, and reports. All aspects of water resources are covered including conservation, management, use, and supply. Updates are quarterly. Most records include abstracts.
of Science. 1899-present
Science Citation Index 1965-2003.
Sci Index Q1.A1S36
Web of Science includes Science Citation Index from 1900-present. Search by word in the title, keyword, and abstract. Perform cited reference searches from 1900 to present. Limit by author affiliation and document type. See the master journal list.
Record. 1864-present online
Sci Index QL1.Z58 1864-2003. If you are connecting to this database off the University of Maine campus but within the State of Maine, please connect through Maine's Science, Technology & Business Library.
This index is published annually. Each annual edition is divided into 20 sections, with 18 of these sections representing various animal groups. The remaining 2 sections cover the general zoological literature and the new generic and sub-generic names indexed. Coverage is the worldwide zoological literature, indexing over 5,000 journals (see Zoological Record Journal List). Each section has 5 indexes: author, subject, geographic, palaeontological, and systematic.
Acronym search (ocean science). Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory.
Baretta-Bekker, J.G., Duursma, E.K., Kuipers, B.R. 1998. Encyclopedia of marine sciences. 2nd ed. corr. and enlarged. Berlin; New York: Springer-Verlag. 357p. Sci Ref GC9.E56 1998
Baum, S.K. 2001. Glossary of physical oceanography and related disciplines. Department of Oceanography, Texas A&M University
Elsevier's dictionary of marine pollution: English-French. 1998. Amsterdam; New York: Elsevier. 697p. Sci Ref GC1085 .E52 1998.
Geodetic glossary. 1986. Rockville, MD: NOAA, National Ocean Service,
Charting and Geodetic Services. 274p.
ORO Gov Doc C55.402:G29/14
Hicks, S.D. 1984. Tide and current glossary. Rockville, MD: NOAA, National
Ocean Service. 28p.
ORO Gov Doc fiche C55.402:T43/2/984
North, J.P. 1981. Annotated acronyms and abbreviations of marine science
related activities. Washington, DC: NOAA, Environmental Data and Information
Service, National Oceanographic Data Center. 349p.
ORO Gov Doc fiche C55.292:Ac7/981
Oceanography glossary. Marine Conservation Society (UK) SouthEast
Steele, J.H., Thorpe, S.A., Turekian, K.K. 2001. Encyclopedia of ocean sciences. 6 vols. San Diego: Academic Press.
Stonehouse, B. (ed.) 2002. Encyclopedia of Antarctic and the southern oceans. Chichester, Eng.: John Wiley. 391p.
Fabry, C.M. 1995. Education and training programs in oceanography and related fields. Washington, D.C.: Marine Technology Society. Sci Ref GC31.6.E28 1995
Research Ship Schedules & Information. Information on deep-water scientific research vessels - University of Delaware
Biographical etymology of marine organism names (BEMON). Hans G.
Contains an extensive list of other science biographical resources.
|Chinese Journal of Oceanology and Limnology|
|Deep Sea Research Part 2: Tropical Studies in Oceanography|
|Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science|
|Geophysical Research Letters|
|Global Biogeochemical Cycles|
|Journal of Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology|
|Journal of Coastal Research|
|Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans|
|Journal of Marine Systems|
|Limnology and Oceanography: Methods|
|Marine Technology Society Journal|
|Progress in Oceanography|
Alvin underwater photo database. Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
Coastal Water Temperature Guide. Coastal Ocean Laboratory, National Oceanographic Data Center
National Data Buoy Center. Includes buoy-measured environmental data from NOAA
NERACOOS - Northeastern Regional Association of Coastal and Ocean Observing Systems
Oceanographic data at NODC (National Oceanographic Data Center)
Oceanographic utilities. From Matthias Tomczak's oceanography web site. Flinders University.
Worldwide ocean optics database. Office of Naval Research. Created and maintained by Johns Hopkins University, Applied Physics Laboratory.
History of oceanography & earth sciences. Scripps Institution of Oceanography library.
program. Texas A&M University
Full text of all reports issued.
OceanInstruments - How they work, what they do, and why they do it. Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution.
Seas at the millennium: An environmental
evaluation. 2000. Amsterdam: Pergamon. 3 volumes.
Sci Ref QH541.5.S3S35 2000
Carpine-Lancre, J. Cumulative bibliography on the history of oceanography, 1987-.
Gulf of Maine Council on the Marine Environment by ACAP Saint John and updated by Environment Canada. 2005, 2007. Climate change bibliography for the Gulf of Maine.
Ocean color bibliography. NASA.
World Ocean Circulation Experiment bibliography.
Degrees, minutes, seconds and decimal degrees - latitude/longitude conversions. Federal Communications Commission, Audio Division.
WWW Tide and Current Predictor. Dean Pentcheff, Biological Sciences, University of South Carolina
History of Oceanography & Earth Sciences. Scripps Institution of Oceanography LibraryOcean Data Portal. UNESCO
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