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CSA Illumina is a subscription-based database aggregator created by Cambridge Scientific Abstracts (CSA) and currently distributed by ProQuest which provides access to over 100 CSA databases, including a wide range of science and technology databases.

Features of CSA Illumina

CSA Illumina has the following search and display features:[1]

  • An optional interdisciplinary presentation of resources
  • Quick search
  • Advanced search
  • Command Search
  • Combined search
  • De-duplication of records
  • Show/Hide duplicates option
  • Hyper-linked descriptor terms
  • QuikBib bibliography creator
  • Multi-language options

Users can access the FAQ section of the CSA Illumina Support Center for more information on how to access and use the system.

History of CSA

CSA merged with ProQuest in 2007.[2] ProQuest in turn acquired Dialog in 2008.[3]


  1. "CSA Illumina." CSA website, http://www.csa.com/csaillumina/login.php. Accessed October 12, 2011.
  2. Quint, Bargara. "ProQuest Information and Learning Goes to CSA: What Now?" Posted December 26, 2006. Infotoday, http://newsbreaks.infotoday.com/nbReader.asp?ArticleId=18853. Accessed on August 26, 2010.
  3. Press Release. ProQuest website, http://www.proquest.com/en-US/aboutus/pressroom/08/20080701.shtml. Accessed on August 26, 2010.

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