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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.


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.

Click here in library catalog and at the upper right hand corner, Sign in. (UT EID

You can see available items in your account, too.

Search title of the book you're requesting.

If available, click “Pick It Up. 








Pickup Location = Marine Science Library

Terms of Use = Semester Loan 




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.

Data & Donuts Workshop Series, Fall 2023

Adm. Video Classroom. Fridays, 12:00-1:15pm.

(For students, faculty, post-docs, techs, research scientists & staff)

If you're attending, PLEASE sign-up for LUNCHES!

Current semester schedule:


9/29 - Creating Code for Research: GitHub, AI Tools, & Copyright
This workshop will provide an introduction to using GitHub for managing code developed for research. It will also highlight cutting edge AI tools that assist with code generation and discuss legal and ethical considerations associated with their use.

To register, click HERE.


10/20 - Customer Reviews Data
This session will examine customer review data including how to use reviews effectively, how to spot fake reviews, and what consumers, companies and academic researchers do with customer review data.

To register, click HERE.

10/27 - Open Source Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
This workshop will provide an explanation of key geospatial terms and concepts and an introduction to open source geographic information system (GIS) software for visualizing, analyzing, storing, processing, and managing geospatial data. By the end of this session you should have the core knowledge required to start working effectively with geospatial datasets using open source tools.

To register, click HERE.

Current semester schedule:

September Events, 2023

DH Workshop: Introduction to the Scalar Platform, a Digital Exhibition Tool

Friday, Sep. 22, 12:00-1:00 pm, (Zoom)
This introductory workshop will cover the basics on how to make a digital exhibition with the Scalar platform.

Texas Open Science Summit

Wednesday, Sep. 20, 9:15-12:00 pm, Perry-Castañeda Library & Zoom.
In celebration of 2023 being designated as a Year of Open Science, the University of Texas Libraries – with support from the Office of Vice President for Research, Scholarship and Creative Endeavors – are collaborating with HELIOS and NASA TOPS to present the Texas Open Science Summit (TOSS).

October Events, 2023

Learn How to Use the EndNote Reference Managment Tool

Tuesday, Oct. 3, 12:00-1:00 pm, (Zoom)
Whether you are a new user of EndNote or need to brush up on your skills, this is the workshop for you! Register in advance at this link.

Conducting a Literature Review 

Wednesday, Oct. 11, 11:00 am-12:00 pm, (Zoom)
A literature review is an important part of many writing and research projects. This workshop will provide a structured approach to conducting a literature review, including help identifying where to search and recommending tools to get organized. This workshop will be held virtually on Zoom. Register in advance at this link.

DH Workshop: Introduction to StoryMaps

Friday, Oct. 13, 12:00-1:00 pm, (Zoom)
This workshop session will provide an introductory overview of creating a digital exhibit with StoryMaps.

Date/time: Tuesday, Oct. 24th from 12:00pm-1:00 pm (Zoom registration link)

In celebration of International Open Access (OA) Week, UT Libraries is offering a free Zoom workshop about OA publishing support. In this session we’ll talk about UT Libraries support for OA publishing, including support that eliminates article processing charges (APCs) for UT authors. We’ll discuss the main types of OA publishing business models (including OA book publishing), and how the Libraries is strategically investing in these options. Finally, we’ll show participants how they can share their work regardless of the publication model. This free session is open to anyone, but will be of most interest to faculty, students, and staff who publish scholarly content. Registration is required.

November Events, 2023

DH Workshop: Getting Started with Omeka

Friday, Nov. 3, 12:00-1:00 pm, (Zoom)
This workshop will give an overview of the various versions of Omeka and their different uses, before covering how to set up a basic Omeka site.

Libraries Workshop: Patent Basics

Tuesday, Nov. 7, 11:00 am-12:00 pm, (Zoom)
This virtual workshop will define patents as a type of intellectual property, describe the different ways in which patents can be useful to researchers, and show how to find patent documents on freely available websites such as Google Patents.

Author Profiles & Citation Metrics: An Introduction for Scholars

Wednesday, Nov. 8, 1:00-2:00 pm, (Zoom)
This workshop will introduce you to ORCID and Google Scholar profile systems and give you some tips for making the most of these types of services.

PIVOT: Getting Started 

Thursday, Nov. 16, 2:00-3:00 pm, (Zoom)

The Office of the Vice President for Research, Scholarship and Creative Endeavors and UT Libraries are teaming up to bring information about finding funding opportunities to faculty, researchers, and research administrators.  

December Events, 2023

Research Data Management & Funding Agency Data Sharing Requirements

Wednesday, Dec 06, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm, (Zoom)


Annual Library Holiday Party, Staff Arts & Craft Event

Wednesday, December 13
NOON - 2:30 pm.

Location: ERC & Library

Marine Sciences Librarian

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UT Marine Science Institute
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Port Aransas, TX 78373
Subjects: Marine Science

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MGCE Fellowship, UT Libraries Map & Geospatial Collections Explorer

The UT Libraries will be releasing the 2023 Map & Geospatial Collections Explorer Fellowship call for proposals in August. The UT Libraries Map & Geospatial Collections Fellowship is designed to encourage students and faculty at the University of Texas at Austin to develop scholarly and creative projects that utilize or enhance the Libraries’ map and geospatial data resources. These geospatial resources have contributed to the scholarly and creative output of UT scholars for decades and it is the goal of this fellowship to preserve, augment, and promote these assets so that they can be made more useful and accessible than ever before.

Proposals submission deadline:
            October 2, 2023


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