Princeton University Library now subscribes to CSA Illustrata: Natural Sciences (1997-Present), a new kind of tool for finding scholarly literature in the biological, environmental, and aquatic sciences. CSA Illustrata is unique in that it makes the images, tables, graphs, and figures in over 880 journals fully searchable. Each article’s images are indexed individually and displayed in the database with the source article’s abstract and bibliographic data. This “deep indexing” technique makes images more accessible for scholars who need to do a through literature search. Try this database at your leisure and send me your feedback via the comment form below.
Also, watch this video for a more in depth explanation of the concept; it features our own Sam Flaxman from the Levin Lab in EEB and Maria Prokopenko from Princeton’s Geosciences department.
Explore and Enjoy,