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National Sea Grant Library


The NSGL was the digital library and official archive for NOAA’s Sea Grant documents from the 1960s through 2020.  Its catalogue remains a comprehensive and deeply searchable collection of Sea Grant-funded documents from the over 30 programs and projects across the United States and Territories.  This collection includes a wide variety of subjects including oceanography, marine education, aquaculture, fisheries, aquatic nuisance species, coastal hazards, seafood safety, limnology, coastal zone management, marine recreation, and law. 

The online catalog provides global access to tens of thousands of full-text digital documents.  The Pell Library at the University of Rhode Island has become the archive for Sea Grant — preserving and enabling access to information-rich documents and publications from the 1960s through 2020.  For those documents that aren’t available electronically, anyone can request a PDF be created as part of the Digitization on Demand program. 

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