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EBSCO Publishing Releases Fish, Fisheries & Aquatic Biodiversity Worldwide™ and Waters & Oceans Worldwide™
~ Databases Merged to Create Two Resources for Fish & Aquatic Biology Studies and International Water Research ~
IPSWICH, Mass. — March 10, 2010 — EBSCO Publishing (EBSCO) is announcing the release of Fish, Fisheries & Aquatic Biodiversity Worldwide™ (FFAB) and Waters & Oceans Worldwide™ (WOW). These new databases represent database combinations which have never been attempted. Each database covers an extensive timeframe and comprehensive geographic coverage of regions & water bodies as well as complete world coverage of all aquatic issues. FFAB and WOW are highly significant resources for researchers in both freshwater and marine environments, and to researchers working on both the living and non-living aspects of all aquatic environments.
Fish, Fisheries & Aquatic Biodiversity Worldwide (FFAB)
Fish, Fisheries & Aquatic Biodiversity Worldwide covers research and management issues relating to all aspects of ichthyology, fisheries, aquatic biology/ecology, and aquaculture. The database includes content from Fish & Fisheries Worldwide, and Aquatic Biology, Aquaculture & Fisheries Resources (ABAFR). Fish & Fisheries Worldwide was formerly a NISC South Africa database available on the EBSCOhost® platform, while Aquatic Biology, Aquaculture & Fisheries Resources was formerly a NISC US database. In October 2008, EBSCO purchased NISC, Inc. including ABAFR. With the addition of other 19 databases including FISHLIT, Aquatic Biology Citations, Fisheries Review, the Fishing Industry Research Index and a database from the WorldFish Center’s Library, this database aggregation includes some of the world’s major fish and fisheries databases.
Fish, Fisheries & Aquatic Biodiversity Worldwide includes research on aquaculture species ranging from culture and propagation to genetics, behavior, ecology and habitat. As a result of merging all of these resources, the expanded database offers more than one million citations and abstracts dating back to the 1970s.
Waters & Oceans Worldwide (WOW)
With comprehensive world coverage, of both freshwater and marine environments, Waters & Oceans Worldwide includes research ranging from surface and groundwater to coastal and offshore engineering to pollution and water treatment, records date back to the 1970s and earlier. This resource includes all content from Water Resources Worldwide, a former a NISC South Africa database available on the EBSCOhost platform, encompassing six of the world’s major water resource databases: WATERLIT, The Freshwater Biological Association Library Catalogue, The International Water Management Institute Database, AQUAREF, ACQUIRE and Delft Hydro. In addition to these resources, Waters & Oceans Worldwide also includes Marine, Oceanographic and Freshwater Resource (MOFR), another database formerly available from NISC US and acquired by EBSCO including Hydroarchive and the databases of the Proudman Oceanographic Laboratory and the oceanographic Library in Southampton. The combination of these databases offers a tremendous increase in content with records growing from 854,840 to over 1,850,000.
FFAB and WOW are two of many environment databases available from EBSCO Publishing and provide comprehensive and unique coverage.
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