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Additional scientific literature content freely available during COVID-19 crisis

In response to the global health crisis, libraries and universities have challenged the international publishing and science resource community to open for public use content and tools to assist the research community in their work. In response, both COVID-19 related literature and other resources have been made accessible.

Comprehensive search tool for Woods Hole scientists to be released in July.

In the next few months the MBLWHOI Library will be implementing a more comprehensive searching system on our website The central feature of the PRIMO system is a single main search box from which you will be able to search for anything: books, journals, article titles, author names, subjects, keywords and tags...the searching system is quite robust and if it doesn't take you to a resource directly, inter library loan services and our library staff will.

Remote Access to Library Resources

To request materials from other Libraries (including article PDFs), please use the resource request form here:  Please bear in mind that given the situation, we may not be able to obtain materials from other Libraries. Unfortunately due to the current situation, we can only supply electronic content. The Lillie Library stacks and reading rooms are closed, but resources may be available though Open Access platforms such as: the Biodivesity Heritage Library, the Internet ArchiveNational Emergency LibraryOpen Library and the Hathi Trust. Learn More about available resources.

WHOAS Repository is FAIR and CoreTrustSeal Certificated

The Woods Hole Open Access Server (WHOAS) repository was granted CoreTrustSeal certification on August 28, 2019. The WHOAS repository complies with the guidelines set by the CoreTrustSeal Board. We chose to go through this process to demonstrate our commitment to quality stewardship and to be a trusted option for our researchers facing funder and publisher requirements that data be accessible, and more recently, also citable with a DOI. Read More.

Data Management Planning Workshop

Data Librarian, Audrey Mickle, teaching a module on Data Management Planning at the  WHOI Data Science Training Camp 2020. The main goals of the two day training camp are foundational best practices in data, software, and project management for scientific research; some more specific practices in the ocean sciences; and some resources available at WHOI.