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Selected Subscription Databases at MRL [Valid users only]

brown bulletAcademic Search Complete
The world’s largest academic multi-disciplinary database providing full text for nearly 4,700 publications, including full text for more than 3,600 peer-reviewed journals. Coverage spans virtually every area of academic study and offers information dating as far back as 1975. This database is updated daily.

brown bulletAquatic Sciences and Fisheries Abstracts Database
Index of peer-reviewed and grey literature covering all areas of aquatic science and fisheries science back to 1971.

brown bulletZoological Record Plus
The definitive index covers the world's zoological and animal science serial literature from biochemistry to veterinary medicine.

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Selected Electronic Journals at MRL [Valid users only]

brown bulletCoral Reefs
brown bulletJournal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology
brown bulletLimnology and Oceanography
brown bulletMarine Biology
brown bulletScience

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Selected Books at MRL

Coral reef conservation. 2006. New York: Cambridge University Press. QH75 .C7167 2006

Coral reef fishes: dynamics and diversity in a complex ecosystem. 2002. San Diego, CA: Academic Press. QL620.45 .C67 2002

Coral reef restoration handbook. 2006. Boca Raton, FL: CRC/Taylor & Francis. QH75 .C718 2006

Veron, J. E. N. (John Edward Norwood). 2000. Corals of the world. Townsville MC, Qld, Australia: Australian Institute of Marine Science. QL377.C5 V44 2000

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Internet Resources

Search Engines:

brown bulletIntute: Health and Life Sciences

This search engine is an easy to use and powerful tool for discovering the best Internet resources in these subjects.
brown bulletBiologyBrowser
BiologyBrowser, produced by Thomson Scientific, is a free web site offering resources for the life sciences information community.
brown bulletSCIRUS: for scientific information only
Scirus is the most comprehensive science-specific search engine on the Internet searching over 300 million science-specific Web pages.

Databases on the Web:

brown bulletGlobal Coral Disease Database
brown bulletReefBase:
       An online information system on coral reefs
brown bulletSpecies 2000
        [a validated checklist of all the world's species (plants, animals, fungi and microbes)]


brown bulletCorals and Coral Reefs
brown bulletCoral Reefs and Mangroves of the World
brown bulletHawaii Coral Reef Network
brown bulletNOAA’s Coral Reef Conservation Program
brown bulletReef Education Network 

Online Publications:

brown bulletGalloway, Sylvia B., Woodley, Cheryl M., and Bruckner, Amdrew M. 2009. Coral Health and Disease in the Pacific: Vision for Action. NOAA Technical Memorandum NOS NCCOS 97; NOAA Technical Memorandum CRCP 7. Silverspring, MD: NOAA. 314 pp.
brown bulletCoral Reef Conservation Program Publications and Data
A collection of publications and data on a variety of coral ecosystem topics; some were compiled by the NOAA Coral Reef Conservation Program, some by other organizations and institutions.
brown bulletMarshall, Paul and Heidi Schuttenberg. 2006. A Reef Manager’s Guide to Coral Bleaching. NOAA, Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority, IUCN. 187 pp.
brown bulletReef Research:
A quarterly newsletter published by the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority (GBRMPA)
brown bulletReport on the Status of Marine Protected Areas in Coral Reef Ecosystems of the United States. 2007. NOAA Technical Memorandum CRCP2. NOAA. 153 pp.
brown bulletProceedings of the International Coral Reef Symposium Nos. 1-11  [Free but must register to access]

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brown bulletCoral Disease and Health
brown bulletCoral Reef Protection
brown bulletMMS Environmental Studies Program Results at the East and West Flower Garden Banks
brown bulletNOAA’s Coral Health and Monitoring Program (CHAMP)
brown bulletCoRIS: NOAA’s Coral Reef Information System
brown bulletReef Monitoring [monitors the condition of reefs in the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage and related areas]
brown bulletUnited States Coral Reef Task Force

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Agency Resources

College of Charleston:

brown bulletCoral Reef Ecology
brown bulletGrice Marine Laboratory


brown bulletCoral Reef Conservation
brown bulletNOS National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science


brown bulletSCDNR / MRD / SERTC [Southeast Regional Taxonomic Center]
brown bulletComprehensive Wildlife Conservation Strategy

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