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Aquatic Sciences & Fisheries Abstracts (ASFA)

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Coverage is international. Includes three databases:
  • ASFA-1: Biological Sciences & Living Resources covers biological and ecological aspects of marine, brackish and freshwater environments, including fisheries and living resources, aquaculture, aquatic communities, and legal and socioeconomic studies related to aquatic organisms.
  • ASFA-2: Ocean Technology, Policy & Non-Living Resources covers physical and chemical oceanography and limnology, marine geophysics, geochemistry and geology, marine technology, ocean policy and nonliving resources.
  • ASFA-3: Aquatic Pollution & Environmental Quality covers all aspects related to pollution and quality of aquatic environments, pollution monitoring, characteristics and fate, effects on organisms and environmental impact, prevention and control, man-made and natural environmental changes, conservation, wildlife management, recreation, and public health. Update frequency is bimonthly for this part of ASFA.

Materials indexed: Over 4000 journals as well as books, reports, conference proceedings, translations, patents, films and maps.

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1971-01-01 to current 
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Biological Sciences, Geography, Physical, Resource & Environmental Management 
Allows electronic reserves
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Must provide a link. So long as use employs durable links to Products so that a "hit" is registered on ProQuest's on-line platform each time a student views the work on reserve. Create a link to the item. 
Allows coursepacks
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Material from this resource may NOT be used to assemble a print coursepack. Create a link to the item instead. 
Allows interlibrary loan
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so long as the loan doesn't replace the recipient library's own subscription to either the Products or the purchase of the underlying work. // ProQuest Dissertations and Theses, and Early English Books Online restricted to one printed copy of the requested item at a time. 
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