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Cambridge Scientific Abstracts (CSA) merged with ProQuest in 2007, and the company produces the CSA Illumina online platform.[1] THe CSA Illumina platform can access over 100 databases published by CSA and its publishing partners.[2] A full list of databases accessible through the CSA Illumina online platform is available on the CSA website, and the databases fall under the following subject areas:[3]

  • Arts & Humanities (CSA Linguistics and Language Behavior Abstracts, BHI: British Humanities Index, International Bibliography of Art, etc).
  • Natural Sciences (AGRICOLA, MEDLINE, NTIS, etc).
  • Social Sciences (IBSS: International Bibliography of the Social Sciences, Scopus Business and Economics, CSA Worldwide Political Science Abstracts, etc).
  • Technology (CSA / ASCE Civil Engineering Abstracts, Mechanical & Transportation Engineering Abstracts, ProQuest Deep Indexing: Engineering, etc).

Features of the CSA Illumina platform include:[2]

  • Optional inter-disciplinary presentation of resources.
  • Quick Search, Advanced Search, and Combined Search options.
  • De-duplication of records and show/hide duplicates option.
  • Hyper-linked descriptor terms.
  • QuikBib bibliography creator.
  • Multi-language options.


  1. "Company Profile." CSA website, Accessed September 23, 2011.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "CSA Illumina Log-In." CSA website, Accessed September 23, 2011.
  3. "Databases & Collections." CSA website, Accessed September 23, 2011.

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