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Key Facts

  • Format: Full Text, Deep Indexing, and Abstract and Index
  • Media: Electronic/Online
  • Coverage Dates: 1970 - Present
  • Sources Covered: More than 1.5 million abstract & index records; more than 3.2 million indexed tables and figures; more than 370 full-text journals


The database is underpinned by Aquatic Sciences and Fisheries Abstracts (ASFA), the renowned database created by United Nations agency sponsors, plus a network of international contributing partner institutions.

ASFA has been the definitive aquatic resource cited by librarians over recent decades – and ProQuest’s Aquatic Science Collection takes aquatic research a stage further, adding full text and additional databases Aqualine and Oceanic Abstracts.

Aquatic Science Collection provides a sizable element of full-text access along with comprehensive discovery through extensive abstracts and indexes structured using controlled vocabulary managed by expert editorial teams. Features advanced tools for postgraduate researchers, along with innovative features such as Illustrata™ deep indexing of tables and figures.

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Full-Text Access + Comprehensive Discovery

Precision discovery with extensive full-text access to a vast range of theoretical and applied literature from peer-reviewed to trade publications.

Reliable Literature Reviews

Literature reviews are more reliable when you utilize the power of ProQuest’s extensive editorial and technological expertise in cataloguing the literature within specific disciplines.

Appeals to Undergrad Users, Too

Undergraduates will have no problem with ProQuest’s award-winning interface. Users can restrict results to full text and/or peer-reviewed papers.

Discover Gray Literature

Working papers, conference papers/proceedings, and theses reveal current information and research trends. Reports, magazines and trade journals add a practical dimension to research.

Return on Investment

High usage + precision: coverage and accuracy needed for advanced literature reviews plus a simple search experience and full text for beginners.

Image Search: Illustrata™

Illustrata deep indexing of tables and figures in journal articles makes these objects searchable. Researchers can go straight to graphical data within papers to more quickly establish its relevance.

ASFA and more: A&I gives real depth of coverage

  • Aqualine
  • Aquatic Science and Fisheries Abstract
    • Biological Sciences
    • Ocean Technology, Policy and Non-Living Resources
    • Aquatic Pollution and Environmental
    • Aquaculture
    • Marine Biology
  • Oceanic Abstracts
  • Water Resources Abstracts

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