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Biology and Geomorphology of Tropical Islands: Your Research

IB158 / ESPM 107 - Biology and Geomorphology of Tropical Islands

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Example: Use search 'coral reef restoration'

Write your research topic as a question, use subject ideas or a thesis statement.
Example: What is coral reef restoration?

List the main concepts:
coral ecosystem, Polynesia, Tropical islands, Moorea, coral reef restoration,corals, coral reef ecology, marine ecology- tropics

List Key words, phrases, synonyms, alternative terms and spelling - be creative:
climatic changes, global warming, extinction, environmental aspects, coral mortality, coral reefs.

Materials on marine ecology, South Pacific, Moorea, coral ecosystems, culture, extinction and related topics will be located in many subject specialty libraries on campus. Our digital collections span all subjects and are available 24/7.

Subject headings / Keywords

Coral Reef Ecology
Coral reefs and islands
Island Ecology
Marine ecology - tropics
 

Getting started

Library Research Workshop 101
An online tutorial providing an introduction to library and research skills at the UC Libraries, including:

  • Understanding an assignment
  • Choosing a topic
  • Developing search terms (keywords)
  • Choosing sources

The Research Process tab of this guide contains more help and tips on doing research.

UCB Student Papers for class: Biology and Geomorphology of Tropical Islands

IB Department Student Papers: IB Department, 1992-2007 (pdfs), 2008-2015.

Student Research Papers, UC eScholarship. Collected papers, 109 papers, 2006-2012.

Student Research Papers, 1992--2000
The Biology and geomorphology of tropical islands: student research papers.
Print. QH198 M6. B56 Reserves.
Digital pdf of all papers from each year.

Dissertations & Theses

Dissertations and Theses (Dissertation Abstracts)
Doctoral dissertations: [1980--] , Master's [1988--], include brief abstracts. Full text since 1997,  [1861 - present]

Dissertations and Theses at University of California many available with full text.

Dissertations from a specific UC Berkeley department:
Search OskiCat for the keywords berkeley dissertations <department name>.
Example: berkeley dissertations molecular and cell biology

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