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 andASFA 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.