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Marine Science and Oceanography

FAU Libraries Harbor Branch campus subject guide on marine science and oceanography

What is a database?

Databases are collections of articles and other sources of scholarly information.  They can be searched by using keywords, or words that describe a topic.  Databases often provide peer-reviewed or scholarly articles for your research.

Locating Full-Text Articles

Select Find it @ FAU if the article you are looking for does not appear as full text in the database.

Scholarly Journals vs. Popular Magazines

Scholarly journals have articles written by researchers who are considered experts in a field. These journals are also known as "peer-reviewed," "refereed" or "academic" journals.  Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) is a scholarly journal.

Popular magazines have articles written by writers or journalists. Time or Newsweek are examples of popular journals.

Databases

Electronic Journals and Databases

Electronic journals are found in databases. An electronic journal has all of the information you would find in a print bound journal.

Interlibrary Loan

To request books from other FAU campus libraries, or other libraries, use Interlibrary Loan. Loan time takes 7-10 days, so don't wait until the last minute!

Last updated on Nov 1, 2022 11:07 AM