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Quick Guide to Evaluating Internet Information

Library Services, Florida Gulf Coast University


If you are using information from the web, the burden is entirely on you to ensure that your sources are reliable.  Use this site to learn how to judge internet information the way your instructors do.

Reef Ball Development Group
Search & links to information on artificial reefs using reef balls, a patented technology, from the manufacturer's web site.

Office of Scientific and Technical Information, U. S. Dept. of Energy, U. S. Government Printing Office
Comprehensive database to journal literature in the Sciences.  FGCU Library may subscribe to many of the journals indexed, and can obtain copies of articles from journals to which we do not subscribe.

EurekAlert! Reference Desk
American Association for the Advancement of Science, Washington, D. C.
Links to online dictionaries in various fields of the Sciences.

Bio Netbook
Institut Pasteur, Paris
A directory of web pages designed specifically to find Biological information.  Search by key word, resource type, organism, biological domain, and more.  English and French.


National Biological Information Infrastructure
Center for Biological Informatics, U. S. Geological Survey
Gateway to web-based news, information and research related to the Biological Sciences.


National Biotechnology Information Facility
New Mexico State University, Las Cruces
Web portal to worldwide educational and internet resources related to Biology and Biotechnology.

Marine Biology Web
Gateway to reference resources, graduate programs, internships and summer courses, and web links related to marine biology.

Essential Fish Habitat Project
National Marine Fisheries Service, Galveston Laboratory, Galveston, Texas
Links to federally mandated reports for fish habitats for species under federal Fishery Management Plans.

Reef Ball Shared Resources Page
Search & links to information on artificial reefs using reef balls, this is a share site of five different organizations that use Reef Balls from non-profits to constructors.

Coastal and Marine Geology
Coastal and Marine Geology Program, U.S. Geological Survey
Search and links to geologic issues of coastal and marine areas under the themes of Environmental Quality and Preservation, Natural Hazards and Public Safety, Natural Resources, and Earth-Sciences Information and Technology.:.

National Geophysical Data Center
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, U.S. Dept. of Commerce
Provides and ensures timely access to global environmental data from satellites and other sources

Drifting Buoy Data Assembly Center, Miami, Florida
Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Links to sea surface temperature (SST) and surface velocity measurement data.

Global Drifter Center
Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Links to the Global Lagrangian Drifter program and topics related to the mapping of ocean currents and other features.

Research Project Operations and Results
U.S. Geological Survey, Dept. of the Interior
Links to Western Region Coastal and Marine Geology studies on ocean environment.