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Marine Science


The Marine Science Library is located at the University of Texas Marine Science Institute in Port Aransas. This guide is intended to help you find the materials and resources needed for your research.

My other guides are listed HERE, which incorporates a few that use to reside in left-hand column.

Services at a Glance

The Marine Science Library is open for UT faculty, students, and staff from Monday-Friday, 8:00am to 9:00pm as STUDY SPACE ONLY.

Maximum occupancy is 15.

NO stack browsing allowed.

Libraries Services Continuity - Up-to-date information.

Students, faculty and staff can request a scan of book chapters or articles. We are unable to make scans for unafilliated researchers or other libraries.

Drop books/materials in Book Return Bin outside library doors.

Requests filled for electronic material only.


Login at top right corner before searching. Includes temporary access to full-text materials where available in HathiTrust that correspond to physical books held by UT Libraries. Temporary access material is limited to one user at a time, read-only, with a limited check-out option. Available while the UT Libraries are closed.

HathiTrust is a large digital library bringing together materials from sources including Google Books, the Internet Archive, libraries at HathiTrust partner institutions, and other commercial digitization projects. Search more than 11 million volumes with more than a third of these available for full text access and download (primarily books and journals published before 1923 and U.S. Government publications).

University of Texas students, faculty, and staff can download materials in the public domain in addition to conducting full text searches of all materials in the HathiTrust Catalog. UT Official Retirees and UT Extension Students are excluded from this access because of HathiTrust's strict definitions and added layer of authentication

Click the "Log In" button and choose "University of Texas at Austin" from the drop-down menu. Select "continue" and then enter your EID and password when prompted.

The HathiTrust is a partnership of more than 80 major academic and research libraries.

Strict guidelines associated with the agreement:

  • no access to or loaning of physical items duplicated in HathiTrust
  • no InterLibrary loans of these duplicates
  • no scanning of them from any branch.

How to check out HathiTrust ebooks

Example of TITLE from library catalog indicating HathiTrust link.

LIBRARY CATALOG - Search the library catalog for books, ebooks, & media
(use Chrome or Firefox when searching online resources)

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

Please check the Library Catalog to be sure we don't have the desired item. Currently, orders for print format are added to a wishlist.

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

SciENcv - a tool to help researchers gather their professional information by creating biographical sketches for federal funded grants. 

NSF-approved format for preparation of the biographical sketch.  

NSF recorded a webinar on the use of NSF-approved formats.

NSF-Approved Formats for Current and Pending Support. 

 FAQ, using SciENcv.

UT Libraries SciENcv LibGuide, for more information.

LibGuide for information regarding PubMed.

UT Zoom - How to set up, learn, teach, work, schedule and more.

NEW - From: Information Technology Services (ITS) Campus Solutions -
What’s Changing and When?
Beginning Tuesday April 13, the “only authenticated users can join meetings” setting in the central UT Austin Zoom tenant will be unlocked and meeting hosts will have the ability to choose a security setting that best fits their use case. This change was made possible by a recent Zoom enhancement adding a new setting that forces meeting hosts to choose at least one of the following options to secure their meeting: 

  • Require authentication to join (which will remain enabled by default)
  • Waiting room (client version 5.4 required)
  • Meeting passcode

 This change has been a frequent request by faculty and staff who regularly meet with individuals not associated with UT Austin. Meeting hosts will now have the ability to remove the “require authentication to join” setting, but then must choose to use the waiting room and/or passcode option before creating the meeting.

 Action Required
No action is required. All meetings will continue to be secured by the authentication requirement unless disabled. Settings can be changed on a meeting-by-meeting basis or within the Zoom portal (  

For More Information
Meeting security:

Waiting room:


If you have any questions or need further assistance, please contact the Service Desk at 512-475-9400 or

 DAVID M. MOSS, Senior IT Manager
The University of Texas at Austin | Information Technology Services
512-471-9066 |

DUO LibGuide - Accessing online library resources

COVID-19 & Other Sources

Research Restart. Plan was released to get back to full-capacity on-campus research operations in July. To begin step-down process, moving from Research Level 3 to Level 2 on Monday, April 19.

Proactive Community Testing (PCT) for COVID-19

Protect Texas Together by safeguarding our community. Participation is voluntary and results are confidential.

Planning for a Near Normal Fall

UT Austin Continues COVID-19 Protocols - UT Austin will continue following all current COVID-19 safety protocols outlined in Protecting Texas Together. The decision – including required masks in buildings, classrooms, and labs – is in accordance with the most recent guidance from the Texas Education Agency.

All UT and UTL safety protocols remain in place and we expect this situation to continue largely as is through the summer sessions.

UTL planning for returning to work on campus will continue to be deliberate, flexible and focused on the health and safety of library staff and users. 

UT President Jay Hartzell, 2021 Messages & Speeches

UT Austin COVID-19 Dashboard

Campus Open Status

Resuming Research Operations on Campus (Research Restart)

CNS Research Restart

The Commons (UT Faculty Innovation Center) - Instructional Continuity, Find practical online/blended course planning strategies

UT FIC Calendar of Events

Panopto - video platform for creating course materials; asynchronous materials such as video recording, lecturing with PowerPoint, and automatically captioned videos; offers live streaming for synchronous lecture capture and one-way audio and video delivery to students, interacting via Canvas Chat.

UT COVID-19 Updates - Check for daily updates

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Dell Medical Librarian's Guide to Resources about the Coronavirus

WHO. Global research on coronavirus disease (COVID-19)

The best materials to build a homemade filtration mask
By Mihai Andrei on Apr 06, 2020 04:06 pm

How to make your own, improvised, effective filtration face mask
By Mihai Andrei on Apr 07, 2020 01:47 pm

Service Alert: The Marine Science Library is open as STUDY SPACE ONLY for MSI faculty, students and staff. Contact library staff for assistance.

Recent Joint SAIL/Cyamus was a great success! 

Virtual program created by Amanda Whitmire, Stanford Libraries

Marine Science Librarian

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Liz DeHart
Pronouns: she/her/hers
I continue to work remotely, with some days on campus. Please continue to contact me for assistance by email or phone.

The University of Texas Marine Science Institute
Marine Science Library
750 Channel View Dr.
Port Aransas, TX 78373

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