The typical projects that CSA Ocean Sciences Inc. manages are routinely subject to the highest levels of scientific scrutiny and regulatory approval, and today, amid an ocean of published scientific information, quick and easy access to the most up-to-date, and relevant material is paramount.
Whether it’s Environmental Impact Studies (EISs) and Environmental Assessments (EAs) under NEPA guidelines in the U.S. or Environmental Impact Assessments (EIAs) under World Bank guidelines and the regulatory requirements of other nations, our work is often guided by existing research, established policies, and validated scientific enquiry.
CSA’s in-house catalog of environmental and socioeconomic literature and official documentation is an exclusive resource made available to our partners and collaborators to help inform projects that require extensive desk research and data synthesis, and includes access to dozens of leading scientific, technical, and patent databases.
Available Information Services
Services available to both CSA staff and partner organizations include general reference services, document delivery, database searching, and the creation of bibliographies, as well as unlimited access to:
- Proquest Dialog® databank and the 1.4 billion unique records of key databases, including Aquatic Sciences & Fisheries Abstracts, Biosis Previews, Chemical Abstracts Search, Dissertation Abstracts, Geoarchive, Georef, Meteorological & Geoastrophysical Abstracts, Oceanic Abstracts, Scisearch, and Zoological Record
- Over 60,000 books, technical reports, and reprints in addition to an extensive collection of gray literature, governmental publications, and electronic resources
- Additional materials available through the Online Computer Library Center (OCLC) interlibrary loan system—the most comprehensive bibliographic resource in the world—of which CSA is one of 72,000 participating libraries