|Aquatic Sciences Set|
|Also known as:||ASFA|
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 Sciences,” these databases include ASFA: Aquatic Sciences and Fisheries Abstracts (consisting of several subfiles, which can be searched separately), Conference Papers Index, and Oceanic Abstracts. In addition, there is a link to Water Resources Routenet. Aquatic Sciences Set (ASFA) 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.
|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|
|Links:||Depending upon the Cambridge Scientific Abstracts database, there might be links to full-text electronic journal articles from the American Meteorological Society, BioOne, HighWire Press, IngentaConnect, JSTOR, National Sea Grant Library, Nature Publishing Group, Project MUSE, PsycARTICLES, Sage Publications, ScienceDirect, Springer LINK. If full text is available, there will be a clickable “Full-Text” link at the top of a citation. Additional Get It! links are provided by clicking on the “Get It!” button.|
|Alerts:||Click on “Alerts” in the “Search Tools” area to set up a personal profile. You can click on “Alerts” above a result set to save it. A saved “Alert” will be used to automatically search your selected databases for new content every week.|
|Output Formats:||Click on “Save/Print/Email Records.” Available as an option from the Save/Print/Email screen, QuikBib allows you to generate a bibliography from your search results in any of eight popular bibliographic styles. Final output is available as HTML, Text, RTF, and MS Word.|
|Help:||Click on “Help” in the upper right corner of the screen. For further assistance, contact a librarian.|
|Software Requirements:||Best viewed with Netscape 6.0 or newer or Internet Explorer 6.0 or newer.|
|Related Resources:||Fish, Fisheries & Aquatic Biodiversity Worldwide|
|Users:||unlimited concurrent users|