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NAU 103 - Introduction to Marine Transportation

This research guide introduces new Marine Transportation students to the Cal Maritime Library.

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Finding Books and Ebooks at Cal Maritime

To find Printed Books and Ebooks

In both cases, you can use the Google-like OneSearch box on the library home page. It searches most of the physical and electronic items in the library's collections.

For printed books, type your search terms, then select "Available in the Library" on the left to limit the results to physical items.


For electronic books, either:

  • use OneSearch and limit to "Books" or "Book Chapters" under "Format" on the left, or
  • use an ebook database such as Ebook Central.


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

Ebooks from the library's databases

Search Tips for Finding Books

Try different keywords until you find a good match.  

When you find a good source, follow the subject links for more like it.

Use the call number to get the book in the library.  

Ask at the Library Help Desk if you don't find the book. It may be on Reserve.

Example Call Numbers:

BF 76.7 .P83 2010

Z 666.5 .W75 2008

California State University Maritime Academy

Cal Maritime Library
200 Maritime Academy Drive
Vallejo, CA 94590 

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