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Global Studies and Maritime Affairs Resources


  • Find research materials (articles, books, e-books, reports, DVDs, and more) at Cal Maritime.
  • Request delivery of items from other CSU libraries via CSU+.

OneSearch Tips

Not finding what you need? Expand a search by experimenting with different keywords or expert terminology.

Too many irrelevant results? Narrow down a search by using multiple search terms.

Browse by subject on OneSearch results page

Ask your librarian if you get stuck!

Scholarly vs. Popular Articles

Scholarly Articles Usually Have:

  • An abstract
  • A bibliography
  • An author who is a scholar in the field
  • Content that has been peer-reviewed
  • Citations have volume(issue).


Smyth, A. M., Parker, A. L., & Pease, D. L. (2002). A study of enjoyment of peas. Journal of Abnormal Eating, 8(3), 120-125.

This article is aimed at an academic or research-oriented audience.

Popular Articles Usually Have:

  • Many pictures and photographs
  • No in-text citations or bibliography
  • Advertisements
  • An author who is not a subject-expert
  • Simple language


Henry, W. A., III. (1990, April 9). Making the grade in today's schools. Time, 135, 28-31.

This article is aimed at the general public.

Other Recommended Databases for GSMA

Individual databases offer advanced searching and sometimes additional sources not found in OneSearch. Use your Cal Maritime login to access from off campus.

Specialized Background

Add Library Links to Google Scholar

Connect your Google Scholar account to Cal Maritime Library to automatically access articles that are part of the library's full-text subscription databases!

  1. Access the Google Scholar settings by visiting:
  2. Click Library links on the left hand menu.
  3. Search for California Maritime Academy in the search box.
  4. Select the checkbox and click Save.

California State University Maritime Academy

Cal Maritime Library
200 Maritime Academy Drive
Vallejo, CA 94590 

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