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Open Access Resources

General Reference and Interdisciplinary Resources:

Google Books
HathiTrust Digital Library
Internet Archive
Open Educational Resources (OER)
Project Gutenberg

Environmental Resources:

National Centers for Environmental Information (NOAA)

Government Documents:

Federal Depository Library Program Basic Collection


Complete Works of William Shakespeare
MLA formatting and Style Guide (Purdue Owl)

Marine Transportation Resources

Witherby Digital : sign up for personal account off the network ; download the Witherby Digital Publication Manger (e-reader) for Seamanship Library

Maritime Administration (MARAD)

MARAD Electronic Reading Room
MARAD Glossary of Shipping Terms
MARAD Open Data Portal
MARAD Specifications for Merchant Ship Construction

Math & Science:

Navigation Resources:

Maritime Safety Information (National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency)
Tides and Currents (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, NOAA)
United States Coast Guard Navigation Center

Other Maritime Organizations:

Federal Maritime Commission
International Maritime Organization

PE & A Resources:

MedlinePlus : Health information for non-specialists published by the National Library of Medicine : Prescriber's Digital Reference.  
PubMed : Free search engine of the Medline database, managed by NLM, indexing over 30 millian articles on medicine and health
RX List : Information on Health and Drugs.  

Publishers Opening Online Resources

Cengage : Students will need to renew your trial access every two weeks.  If you have not previously activate a trial account with Cengage Unlimited, go to, create and account, and choose, "Start Trial."  Directions may be found  here. For Cengage support, go here.
Pearson : The link to the VitalSource Bookshelf login is here.  You will need to access using your personal e-mail.  Here is the link to the VitalSource support site.
Last updated: Monday, March 30, 2020

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