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Research Help

Research Essentials

Brush up on your research skills with this curated collections of basic research videos by a variety of universities.

Research by Subject

Cal Maritime librarians have created a series of guides to assist your research process in your classes. Check out our suggestions!

Citation Guide

Learn how and when to use APA, MLA or other citation styles. Find out more about avoiding plagiarism and tips for making citation easier.

Nautical Fiction Index

Mark Stackpole maintains this annotated bibliography of novels related to nautical themes.

Databases A-Z

Cal Maritime Library maintains subscriptions to many databases which include articles, e-books, reports, statistics and more. Find the best database for your research topic from this list which you can sort and filter.


OneSearch provides a search interface for the library's physical and electronic collections, and allows you to request materials from throughout the CSU system.

Request Books or Articles

Looking for something we don't have in our library? Request journal articles, books or media to be sent to you via the Cal Maritime Library.