To support this program, HPU libraries
provide some specialized resources that may be helpful to students
searching out the most current journal articles for classwork
and internships. These databases can be found under the Libraries’ tab
on HPU Pipeline.
Aquatic Sciences and Fisheries Abstracts (ASFA) is an abstracting/indexing
service covering the world’s literature on the science,
technology, management, and conservation of marine and freshwater
resources and environments. ASFA’s database contains 900,000+
references, with coverage since 1971. Each month, 3,500+ new
bibliographic references are added to the database, which can
be found via the More Databases link.
Wilson General Science Fulltext is another database under the
More Databases link. It is designed specifically for students,
is the first place to look for answers to science-related questions,
and features fulltext as far back as 1995. Articles include information
that conveys an abundance of scientific information. Other articles
are indexed as far back as 1984 with in-depth, searchable abstracts
written by science professionals.
Marine Science students may find EBSCOhost’s Academic Search
Premier (ASP)—the world’s largest scholarly academic
multidisciplinary database—to be helpful. This database
covers a broad range of disciplines including general academic,
business, social sciences, humanities, general sciences, education,
and multicultural topics. It offers fulltext coverage for 3,600+
journals and indexing/abstracting for 4,500 journals.
Any student looking for information should begin in a database
specific or relevant to the subject (i.e. ASFA and Wilson General
Science Fulltext). If more information is needed, the search
can be expanded to a more general database that includes the
subject being studied (i.e. EBSCOhost’s Academic Search
Premier). When searching in this manner, from specific to general
databases, the student will find most of the indexed articles
for the subject. And remember: any student can ask the friendly
reference staff for assistance—they’re eager to help!