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The Marine Science Library is located at the University of Texas Marine Science Institute in Port Aransas. This research guide is intended to help you find materials needed for your research and provide relevant sources of information, which include citation management, writing assistance, open acess, and more! Just check the pages on the left. Need more assistance? Contact me or stop by my office and I'll be glad to help.


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LIBRARY CATALOG - Search the library catalog for books, ebooks, & media
(CHROME seems to work better for accessing some online resources)

Journals - Find a journal, newspaper, or magazine by title

Requesting materials from UT Libraries in Austin.

Request eligible available books via the library catalog. From the item’s record, sign in.

click “Pick It Up” to request the book(s).



You can SIGN IN first when you are in the library catalog. At the upper right hand corner, Sign in.

You can see available items in your account.


And then search the library catalog for an available book, using Pick it Up.


To renew books, Go to Your Library AccountMajority of books may be renewed, but not all. Items from other libraries (non-UT via Interlibrary Loan) may have certain policies on renewals and usually have limited loans.

All renewal requests should be made at least one week prior to the due date.

Students have SEMESTER loans.

MSI patrons should use the Interlibrary Loan account/form to request non-UTL materials (materials from other libraries)

Search the LIBRARY CATALOG first before submitting a request. 

Log in to your Interlibrary Loan account to access your user options. Click the "Change User Information" link under the "Tools" subheading of the left-hand navigation menu. Select "Remote Delivery" from the drop-down menu in the Location Status field. Please use the University of Texas Marine Science Institute address and CAMPUS MAIL CODE: T2500

For more information --- >> **  Remote Delivery for Off-Campus Users 

Please check the Library Catalog to be sure we don't have the desired item.

iThenticate by Turnitin, a plagiarism detection software, is offered by The Graduate School of the University of Texas at Austin.

SciENcv - a tool for the creation of biographical sketches during the grant application process. 


SciENcv LibGuide, for more information.

Resource guide for information on PubMed.

September Events

Data & Donuts Workshop Series & Archives (recordings, presentations, etc.)


FRIDAYS at noon, MSI adm. video conference room 

SIGN UP SHEET, Lunch during sessions.

September 30
Intro to R and R Studio
This workshop is a basic introduction to R and RStudio. It assumes no prior knowledge of R or programming. We ask that participants download R and then RStudio prior to the start of this workshop so that you can participate in a few active learning exercises throughout the session. For a more detailed workshop description and software installation instructions please see the following workshop overview document (

Affordable Course Materials 101: An Introduction to OER
9:30 to 11 a.m. | Zoom
The UT OER Working Group is hosting a workshop to introduce participants to open educational resources (OER). Instructors can leverage the open licenses assigned to OER to offer their students free, immediate access to course materials as well as to copy and adapt those materials to meet the needs of their course. Participants will gain hands-on experience exploring the resources available in commonly used OER discovery tools. Event Details.

The virtual workshop is free and open to UT faculty, graduate students, and staff, but registration is required. Register here

Upcoming October Events

Data & Donuts Workshop Series

FRIDAYS at noon, MSI adm. video conference room 

SIGN UP SHEET, Lunch during sessions.

October 14 
Python for Data Retrieval and Visualization
In this workshop you will have a chance to gain experience using Python to retrieve data from different online sources that you can utilize in your research. After retrieving data using APIs, you will learn how to process and clean the data for further analysis and visualization using pandas and matplotlib.     REGISTER HERE.

October 28
Data Preservation and Publication
This workshop will discuss important considerations for researchers who are looking to preserve and publish their data. It will also highlight specific repositories that you can make use of to satisfy data preservation requirements and support open science. During the workshop we will demonstrate how to use the Texas Data Repository and discuss how to link deposited data to items in Texas ScholarWorks.

Tuesday Oct. 11
1 to 2 pm | Virtual
Open Access (OA) Publishing Q&A
If you’ve ever been curious about publishing an open access (OA) article, wanted to know what’s involved in running an OA journal, or how OA can work for books and monographs, then please join us for a virtual discussion. Event Details.

Tuesday Oct. 25
1 to 2 pm | Virtual
Conducting a Literature Review

A literature review is an important part of many writing and research projects. This workshop will provide a structured approach to doing a literature review, help identify where to search, and suggest tools for getting organized. This workshop will be held virtually on Zoom. Event Details.

Hurricane Harvey 5-year anniversary

5 years ago and MSI is still undergoing repairs; reconstruction is only 85% complete.

Marine Sciences Librarian

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Liz DeHart
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UT Marine Science Institute
Marine Science Library
750 Channel View Dr.
Port Aransas, TX 78373
Subjects: Marine Science

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