Oceanography, Physical

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    The Arctic & Antarctic Regions (AAR) database is the world's largest collection of international polar databases. It is over 1.3 million records, most of them with abstracts or annotations, covering a wide range of cold region research topics. Coverage is from 1800 to present.
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    The BIOSIS Citation Index database is an excellent database for biology topics. BIOSIS coverage is from 1926 to present and it includes around 6000 journals, conference proceedings, books, & technical reports in all aspects of biological sciences including biological oceanography, developmental biology, ecology, marine biology, molecular biology, and psychology. Use the "Cited Reference Search" tab on top of screen to search for lists of articles citing your reference.
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    1861-present. Database of citations to doctoral dissertations & master's theses from 1,000+ universities. Abstracts for dissertations 1980-present; master's theses 1988-present. Full-text of most UC dissertations published 1996 and later.
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    This resource covers all aspects of atmospheric sciences, both theory and applications. It contains around 350 articles and over 1,900 figures and photographs. Use this encyclopedia for information on meteorology, climatology, environmental sciences, and oceanography.
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    The Encyclopedia of Biodiversity is a scholarly resource containing over 300 articles by leading international authors. It is a comprehensive survey of biodiversity, across taxonomic groups and ecological regions. Topics covered include agriculture, conservation and restoration, economics, environmental conditions and effects, evolution, extinctions, genetics, geographic and global issues, habitats and ecosystems, human effects and interventions, and population issues.
  • The Encyclopedia of Earth (EoE) is an electronic reference about the Earth, its natural environments, and their interaction with society. The EoE is a free, expert-reviewed collection of content contributed by scholars, professionals, educators, practitioners and other experts. EOE content is mainly articles on topics, places, and biographies, plus international reports, brief definitions, and some eBooks, videos, and sound files. Topics covered range from biological diversity of living organisms, atmospheric sciences, biogeochemistry, oceanography, ecology, forestry, fisheries, marine biology, agriculture, aquaculture, to environmental engineering, environmental economics, and environmental sociology.
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    This comprehensive resource is a good place to start your research on all aspects of oceanography or marine sciences. It includes authoritative information on marine biology, ecology, ecosystems, fisheries, marine policy, the impact of pollution and climate change, and the use of the oceans for food and energy.
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    A searchable dictionary of marine science topics. Access is via the EbscoHost platform, with navigation tools on the right side, and easy paging and browsing. Extensive short entries in oceanography, mainly marine biology, ecology, marine habitats and systems. Helpful appendices on topics such as taxonomic classifications, geologic timescales, and marine history.
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    1898-present. Indexes articles in physics, geophysics, astronomy, computers, information technology, electronics, biomedical, control, electrical & ocean engineering, acoustics. Also good for conference proceedings & IEEE stds.
  • An extensive collection of images from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) National Geophysical Data Center. Images include coastal relief, crustal age of ocean floor, surface of the earth, natural & geological disasters, and seafloor topography.
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    1940-present. Search Mathematical Reviews and Current Mathematical Publications. With links to electronic journals & ebook chapters [NEW]. Includes modelling & statistical methods in oceanography, climatology, biology.
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    Comprehensive database to the chemical literature: all aspects of chemistry with heavy coverage in other sciences. Search by topic, author, substance (name, structure, CAS Registry Number, molecular formula), substructure or reaction. Includes structure editor, or you can copy/paste from ChemDraw. For UCSD faculty/staff/students only. No access for walk-in users.
  • Links to the NOAA Tides & Currents website, displaying local (La Jolla) tide information. Has links to other San Diego and Los Angeles area tide information. Provides a good tide plotting program for past and future predictions. This NOAA website also links to information on sea level predictions, bench mark sheets, and a variety of meteorological observations. Use the left side navigation links for additional information.
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    This is a comprehensive, 9 volume, online encyclopedia that covers such topics as meteorites, planets, earth’s mantle, crust and core, surface & groundwater, marine geochemistry, sediments & sedimentary rocks, and environmental geochemistry.
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    This is a comprehensive, 10 volume, online encyclopedia that covers such topics as earthquake seismology, mineral physics, geodesy, geomagnetism, crust, mantle and core dynamics, and evolution of the earth.
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    The Waters & Oceans Worldwide database provides worldwide coverage of many aspects of water, marine and freshwater, and water related topics, with over 1.8 million references dating back to the 1970s. This database includes citations & abstracts covering topics from coastal and offshore engineering to pollution and water treatment.
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