Learn about some of the main features found on the Oceanographic Campus Library's main webpage.

Welcome to the tutorial on navigating the Oceanography Library’s home webpage.  This tutorial will quickly cover the basic necessities of using all the resources the Oceanography Library has to offer its students, faculty, and staff.

You can get to the Oceanography Library’s website by going to http://nova.campusguides.com/oclibrary

The tabs across the top will take you to various services offered by the library.  More on that in a minute.

Under the tabs on the home page is a Quick Search widget that allows you to access NSU Libraries databases.  Search for a book, a journal, a database, or an item found in our open access repository, NSUWorks, such as a thesis or dissertation all by clicking on the corresponding tabs and entering in a keyword or title.  You can also get more help with research skills and even search Google Scholar here.

Here’s a Librarian Tip: You can get full text articles in Google Scholar if you go through this page instead of accessing Google Scholar directly.  By authenticating within the NSU Libraries’ portal, you gain access to all of our full text items within a system you are comfortable searching.

Underneath this tab you will see a number of subject and course guide boxes that lead you to subject specific information, such as how to bind your capstone, thesis, or dissertation at the Oceanographic Center, or course specific information such as Library Resources for Marine Biodiversity.  The course guides are designed to provide you with the resources you need to be successful in your class.  In addition to basic course information, like your syllabus and textbook information, these guides suggest books, journals, and websites that might help you with your research as well as the appropriate databases to do your searches.

Scrolling back up to those tabs again you will see Quick Links, Services, About Us, and Citation Management.

Under the Quick Links tab, you will find links to all of our databases, our full-text finder for journal articles, and the NSU NovaCat catalog for book and e-book searches.  You can access the Alvin Sherman Main Library page here and check on your library and SharkLink accounts.

Need to find out what theses and dissertations have been written on sea turtles? Use NSUWorks to quickly and effectively search the Halmos College’s collection of electronic capstones, theses, and dissertations!

The Services tab delivers some of the non-reference related subjects that the Oceanography Library has to offer.  Your capstone, thesis, or dissertation are submitted to the library for binding.  You can find all the information you need on how to do this from this location.  Need an exam proctored or want to watch videos on how to do different research related tasks?  That’s here in the Service Tab!

Did you know that the library has tablets available for you to check out? Now you do!  We are always eager to know what we can do better – leave us a comment in the Suggestion Box.

The About Us tab gives you a little more information about Who’s who in the library!  Get to know the Oceanography Library, find out when we are open, and what the rules are by clicking on this tab.  Don’t forget to like us on Facebook – we post a lot of great information including defenses and instructional session going on at the Ocean Campus.

Citation Management is a big deal for any college student, and for Ocean Campus students, it’s no different.  EndNote is offered free of charge to any NSU student and can be downloaded by clicking on this link.  There are instructional videos and tutorials also found on the EndNote link.  Also contained in this tab are the Office of Copyright and how to read and create citations using Chicago Manual of Style – the Ocean Campus’ default citation style.

Plagiarism has many different faces.  Learn all of them so you can avoid them in your writing by clicking here.

To learn more about the subject and course guides, make sure to watch the video on them in Library Learn.  As always, if you have any questions about library resources, please don’t hesitate to contact one of your librarians for help!