New CSA Databases Available on STN International

Jul 27, 2004


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FIZ Karlsruhe has announced that seven new databases from database producer Cambridge Scientific Abstracts (CSA) are now available on STN International, an online service for sci-tech information. With these new files, STN now offers a total of 26 CSA databases. Coverage focuses on life sciences, environmental and aquatic sciences, computer sciences, materials science, engineering, and aerospace. ANTE, CIVILENG, MECHENG, ENVIROENG, WATER, AQUALINE, and BIOENG.

ANTE covers new technologies such as information technology and computing, electronics, biotechnology, medical technology, as well as engineering (including construction, electrical, and chemical engineering) and allied subject areas. Sources are academic and trade publications from the U.K. and the U.S.

Technical information is also provided by the two engineering databases CIVILENG and MECHENG covering worldwide literature on civil engineering (CIVILENG), mechanical and transportation engineering (MECHENG) and their complementary fields, including forensic engineering, management and marketing of engineering services, engineering education, theoretical mechanics and dynamics, and mathematics and computation.

Information on environmental issues is available in three of the new databases: ENVIROENG covers the world literature pertaining to technological and engineering aspects of air and water quality, environmental safety, and energy production. WATER and AQUALINE cover international scientific, technical and trade literature on water-related topics and all aspects of water resources, including supplies management, water legislation, water quality, potable water distribution, wastewater collection, water treatment technologies, wastewater and sewage treatment, and ecological and environmental effects of water pollution.

BIOENG provides bibliographic coverage of research, applications, regulatory developments, and new patents across all areas of biotechnology and bioengineering, including medical, pharmaceutical, agricultural, environmental, and marine biology.

Another CSA database designed for library professionals and other information scientists, covering librarianship, information science and their related areas, will soon be made available on STN by FIZ Karlsruhe. The databases hosted on STN International can be accessed by dialing in to STN's online service using its proprietary client software, "STN Express with Discover!", or over the Internet using a standard Web browser. Full-text publications on the searched subjects can be ordered online, using the STN Full-Text-Solution providing connections to various document delivery services, or through FIZ Karlsruhe's document delivery broker service FIZ AutoDoc.
(www.cas.org; www.stn-international.de)