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UT LIBRARIES: The Marine Science Library will open its collections again for everyone on Monday, January 31st.

Library & group study rooms remain OPEN for MSI patrons only.

CNS visualizing science deadline on January 31, 2022.

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.

Other guides are listed HERE.

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.

LibGuide for information regarding PubMed.

Find more workshops on the Library Events Calendar.

Events, January

Data & Donuts: Recipes for Successful Research Data Management
Friday Jan. 28, Noon to 1:15 pm | Virtual 
     This workshop will provide you with hands-on opportunities to apply effective data management practices as we explore the parallels between research and cooking. Together, we will look at similarities including the importance of quality inputs, the necessity of carefully documenting workflows, and other factors critical to success. Event Details.

Events, February

Data & Donuts: GIS & Digital Elevation Model (DEM) Data
Friday Feb. 4, Noon to 1:15 pm | Virtual 
     High resolution digital elevation model (DEM) data can now be found online for many areas of the world. GIS software can be used to analyze DEM data in a variety of different ways that are of relevance to researchers in many different fields. Attend this workshop to learn about how you can make use of DEM data in your work.
Event Details.

Digital Scholars in Practice: Modeling Virtual Angkor: An Evolutionary Approach to a Historical City
Wednesday Feb. 9, 3:00-4:00 pm | Virtual
     The Virtual Angkor project aims to recreate the sprawling Cambodian metropolis of Angkor at the height of the Khmer empire’s power and influence around 1300. In this presentation, we explore the long development of the project, from its first 3D animated scenes to a virtual city encompassing over 1500 square kilometers.
Event Details.

Data & Donuts: Introduction to Tableau
Friday Feb. 11, Noon to 1:15 pm | Virtual 
     Tableau is a data visualization tool built around the philosophy that users should be able to build useful, beautiful charts quickly and easily. In this workshop we will cover how to connect to data, build several chart types, and publish dashboards to share. Before this session, please request and install a free student license for Tableau Desktop or download and install Tableau Public. Event Details.

Data & Donuts: Spreadsheets and OpenRefine
Friday Feb. 25, Noon to 1:30 pm | Virtual
     During this extended 90 minute interactive workshop, participants will learn best practices for working with spreadsheet data. After a brief presentation, the instructors will guide participants in cleaning a pre-provided dataset using the open-source tool OpenRefine. Event Details.

Upcoming MSL Events, 2022

Writing Skills Workshop, March 25-26, 2022

GIS Workshop, late spring

Marine Science Librarian

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Liz DeHart
I am back in my office, with some hours for remote work as needed.

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Port Aransas, TX 78373
Subjects: Marine Science

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