Aquatic Science Collection  Connect to Aquatic Science Collection
Also known as: ASFA
Access: Internet-delivered database. There are three ways to connect:
  1. from a public computer in the University of Delaware Library
  2. from a University of Delaware campus connection in your dorm, lab, or office
  3. from an off-campus connection (University of Delaware ID required)

Collectively called “Aquatic Science Collection, these databases include ASFA: Aquatic Sciences and Fisheries Abstracts (consisting of several subfiles, which can be searched separately), Aqualine, Oceanic Abstracts, and Water Resources Abstracts. This collection of databases provides citations and abstracts of the world's literature dealing with the science, technology, and management of marine, freshwater, and brackish water environments and organisms, as well as links to full-text electronic journal articles.

ASFA combines three major files that cover the biological sciences and living resources (ASFA 1); ocean technology, policy, and non-living resources (ASFA 2); and aquatic pollution and environmental quality (ASFA 3). Two specialized files are also included, which cover aquaculture and marine biotechnology (ASFA Aquaculture Abstracts and ASFA Marine Biotechnology Abstracts). The complete ASFA database provides the most comprehensive coverage; but the five more focused files that comprise ASFA are also available as separate databases.

Coverage: 1960-
Journals: ASFA 1: Biological Sciences and Living Resources, ASFA 2: Ocean Technology,Policy and Non-Living Resources, ASFA 3: Aquatic Pollution and Environmental Quality, ASFA Aquaculture Abstracts, ASFA Marine Biotechnology Abstracts
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Related Resources: Fish, Fisheries & Aquatic Biodiversity Worldwide
Users: unlimited concurrent users
Producer: ProQuest

This page is maintained by Erin Daix, Collection Development Department.

Last modified: 05/15/14