For over a century, the MBLWHOI Library has been the intellectual heart of the Woods Hole scientific community. Today the Library is internationally recognized as defining current trends and practices in marine information sciences and bioinformatics.

The Marine Biological Laboratory and the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution maintain a vital partnership in the day-to-day operation of the MBLWHOI Library. The Library continues to build one of the most unique print and electronic literature collections in the biological, biomedical, ecological, and oceanographic sciences. The Library has broken the physical barriers of the charming village and surrounding waters of Woods Hole, to serve the cutting edge bio information needs of affiliated researchers worldwide, often no more than a single email message away.

In addition to serving MBL and WHOI scientists daily, the staff and resources of the MBLWHOI Library are utilized year round by the distinguished resident research and education programs of the MIT/WHOI Joint Program, the Sea Education Association, NOAA National Marine Fisheries Service, and the United States Geological Survey. The Library also supports a unique summer population of visiting researchers and students from more than 200 institutions worldwide.

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  • Ocean data publication cookbook 

    Leadbetter, Adam; Raymond, Lisa; Chandler, Cynthia; Pikula, Linda; Pissierssens, Peter; Urban, Ed (UNESCO, 2013)
    Executive summary: This “Cookbook” has been written for data managers and librarians who are interested in assigning a permanent identifier to a dataset for the purposes of publishing that dataset online and for the citation ...
  • No Repository is an Island: Putting the WHOAS community repository in a geoscience context [poster] 

    Mickle, Audrey (E-Science Symposium, University of Massachusetts Medical School, 2016-04-06)
    The MBLWHOI Library is partner in the NSF-funded EarthCube building block, GeoLink, whose goal is to push the boundaries of semantic technology in cross-repository discovery within the geosciences field. GeoLink has created ...
  • Axonal maintenance, glia, exosomes, and heat shock proteins 

    Tytell, Michael; Lasek, Raymond J.; Gainer, Harold (F1000 Research, 2016-02-22)
    Of all cellular specializations, the axon is especially distinctive because it is a narrow cylinder of specialized cytoplasm called axoplasm with a length that may be orders of magnitude greater than the diameter of the ...
  • Publishing returns to the Academy 

    Goldstone, Heather M. H.; Skomal, Susan; Markie, Michael; Brand, Amy; Gray, Joshua P. (MBLWHOI Library, 2015-10-23)
    Panel and audience conversations about exploring some of the new models through which science publishing can evolve, empowering researchers and the research community to have more critical input in the publishing process
  • Evaluation of local tolerance of a plant extract by the slug mucosal irritation (SMI) assay 

    Veryser, Lieselotte; Lenoir, Joke; Boonen, Jente; Bracke, Nathalie; Wynendaele, Evelien; Adriaens, Els; Nelis, Hans; De Wever, Bram; Remon, Jean-Paul; De Spiegeleer, Bart (http://www.jtoxed.org, 2015-01)
    This article describes the performance of a laboratory exercise, the Slug Mucosal Irritation (SMI) assay, carried out by third year undergraduate students, to investigate the local tolerance of an ethanolic plant extract. ...
  • MBLWHOI Library Report January 1, 2014- December 31, 2014 

    Walton, Jennifer (MBLWHOI Library, 2015)
  • Facilitating open exchange of data and information 

    Gallagher, James; Orcutt, John A.; Simpson, Pauline; Wright, Dawn J.; Pearlman, Jay; Raymond, Lisa (2014-09-22)
    By broad consensus, Open Data presents great value. However, beyond that simple statement, there are a number of complex, and sometimes contentious, issues that the science community must address. In this review, we ...
  • Development of an Animal Models Systems Laboratory: for Undergraduate Students 

    McGinnis, Courtney; Priscilla, Encarnacao (http://www.jtoxed.org, 2014)
    Students will work in groups through learner-centered instruction to design and carry out experiments using one of four model systems listed: Drosophila melanogaster (Fruit Fly), Caenorhabditis elgans (Roundworm), Dugesia ...
  • Warm Core Ring Project 12-29 June, 1982 

    Phinney, David A.; Garside, Jean C.; Langton, Elizabeth W. (Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences, 1984-01)
    The main objective of the third warm core ring cruise was revisitation of ring 82-B and the surrounding water masses. Located off the Baltimore Canyon, 82-B continued to be \vell suited to the program. With activities ...
  • Warm Core Ring Project 19 April - 6 May, 1982 

    Phinney, David A.; Langton, Elizabeth W.; Garside, Jean C. (Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences, 1983-12)
    The second cruise of the Warm Core Rings program marks the beginning of an intensive season of field study. Again, our interests are primarily concerned with measuring the bio-optical properties of rings and surrounding ...
  • Warm Core Ring Project 17 Sept. - 7 Oct., 1981 

    Langton, Elizabeth W.; Phinney, David A. (Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences, 1983-02)
  • An Academic Service Learning (AS-L) Activity within an Undergraduate Course in Pharmacology 

    Billack, Blase (Journal of Toxicological Education, 2013)
    Academic service learning (AS-L) is a type of active learning in which a student demonstrates knowledge and understanding through service to the community and reflection. The present report describes an activity in which ...
  • Introducing Toxicology into the Biochemistry Curricula: Using Cytochrome c (Cytc) Functionalities as a Model 

    Borland, Michael (Journal of Toxicological Education, 2013)
    The electron transport chain (ETC) is a keystone topic of all biochemistry courses at the undergraduate level. Many ETC components, especially cytochrome c (Cytc), are also important to the field of toxicology. Unfortunately, ...
  • Agents of Bioterrorism: Curriculum and Pedagogy in an Online Masters Program 

    Page, Eric; Gray, Joshua P. (Journal of Toxicological Education, 2013)
    The Agents of Bioterrorism course (BSBD 640, University of Maryland University College) is a graduate level course created in response to an elevated need for scientists working in the field of medical countermeasures to ...
  • Development of a Bachelor of Science in Toxicology Program at a Liberal Arts College 

    Zamule, Stephanie (Journal of Toxicological Education, 2013)
    Nazareth College, an independent, primarily undergraduate institution serving approximately 2,900 students, has recently developed a bachelor of science in toxicology program designed to prepare students for entry into ...
  • A Toxicological Study using Zebrafish (Danio rerio) as a Model 

    Reynolds, Mindy (Journal of Toxicological Education, 2013)
    Only recently has it been adequately recognized that substances present in the environment can have adverse effects on developing organisms. Now, with environmental pollutants accumulating at an unprecedented rate, and ...
  • A Toxicologist's Perspective on Having and Doing it All: Teaching, Research, and Service at a Small Liberal Arts College 

    Williams, Larissa M. (Journal of Toxicological Education, 2013)
    In the United States, a small liberal arts college is loosely defined as an institution that provides a residential and comprehensive education to students seeking a bachelor’s degree. There are many challenges and ...
  • Collaborative research : EarthCube building blocks, leveraging semantics and linked data for geoscience data sharing and discovery, OceanLink 

    Wiebe, Peter H.; Chandler, Cynthia L.; Raymond, Lisa; Shepherd, Adam; Finin, Tim; Narock, Tom; Arko, Robert A.; Carbotte, Suzanne M.; Hitzler, Pascal; Cheatham, Michelle; Krisnadhi, Adila (2013-10-28)
    The OceanLink EarthCube project will apply state-of-the-art Semantic Web Technologies to support data representation, discovery, analysis, sharing, and integration of datasets from the global oceans, and related resources ...
  • Report of the Research Coordination Network RCN : OceanObsNetwork, facilitating open exchange of data and information 

    Gallagher, James; Orcutt, John A.; Pissierssens, Peter; Raymond, Lisa; Simpson, Pauline (NSF/Ocean Research Coordination Network, 2013-05)
    The OceanObsNetwork goals and objectives are to foster a broad, multi-disciplinary dialogue, enabling more effective use of sustained ocean observatories and observing systems. To achieve these, the activities for the RCN ...
  • Envisioning the future of science libraries at academic research institutions : a discussion 

    Feltes, Carol; Gibson, Donna S.; Miller, Holly; Norton, Cathy N.; Pollock, Ludmila (2012-12-20)
    A group of librarians, other information professionals, scientists and research administrators met to discuss the challenges that research libraries are currently facing. After the meeting a survey was conducted to obtain ...

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