Applied Science and Technology Abstracts

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Applied Science and Technology Abstracts (ASTA), produced by the H. W. Wilson Company, contains citations for more than 700 core English language, scientific and technical publications. ASTA is one of the 53 databases available through the FirstSearch library database. Topics include engineering, acoustics, chemistry, computers, metallurgy, physics, plastics, telecommunications, transportation, and waste management. Coverage includes interviews, meetings, conferences, exhibitions, discussions, corrections, continued articles, new product reviews, new product announcements, technically valuable editorials and letters, tables, charts, diagrams, buyers' guides, directories, and conference proceedings.

ASTA indexes English-language periodicals published in the United States and elsewhere. Non-English language articles are indexed if English abstracts are provided. Updated monthly, the database spans from 1983 to the present.