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CSA Illustrata Adds Deep Indexing From Springer Journals

ProQuest ( and Springer Science + Business Media are collaborating on a project to enhance CSA Illustrata with deep indexing from Springer’s journals. Researchers, librarians, and reviewers will soon be able to use indexing tables, figures, and other illustrations from Springer journals to select relevant research and links to articles in CSA Illustrata library’s electronic subscriptions. This is especially critical for biology and environmental sciences that use images on a frequent basis.

CSA Illustrata: Natural Sciences will concentrate on the deep indexing of lead articles in the 11 Springer journals, ranging from the Archives of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology to Water, Air, & Soil Pollution.

CSA Illustrata, which was originally released in early 2007 with a Natural Sciences module, offers a patent-pending process of deep indexing. It gathers relevant data and research findings by identifying tables, charts, and other illustrations from journal articles and then indexing them for retrieval through a common search.

Since its launch, CSA Illustrata has continued to grow; it will soon exceed deep indexing of more than 2 million tables and figures from leading scholarly journals.

CSA Illustrata will also add a technology module this summer to its offerings to improve research power and efficiency. Topics in CSA Illustrata: Technology will include aerospace, engineering, high technology, and materials science.

Source: ProQuest

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