Collection Development

Each year, the staff of the Marine Resources Library adds new materials to the library collection. A monograph budget is expended during the first half of the fiscal year and serial subscriptions (primarily online) are maintained. Review the list of titles recently added to keep up to date with our latest acquisitions or visit our virtual bookshelf of recently added titles for a graphic representation.

In order to maintain a high quality and relevant collection, the library needs your input. Please:

  • Offer suggestions for books
    Specific advanced academic and professional books that would be useful to you in your research or which you consider appropriate for your students (we do not usually purchase textbooks).
  • Offer suggestions for journals
    Scholarly serial titles which would enhance the library’s support of your and/or your students’ research.
  • Offer evaluative comments
    We’re always interested in hearing your perspectives about the strengths and weaknesses of specific subject areas of the collection to help us understand where to invest time and resources.