Fundación ACCESO, in Costa Rica, has brought together several
bibliographical databases set up in this country. One of these
is the database called "ORMA," which was set up in 1990
and specializes in wetlands and coastal zones documentation. This
may well be the best source of bibliographical information on
this topic in the region, so we invite our readers to take maximum
Once connected to the INTERNET on your preferred
page, type the following direction in the LOCATION window, or
follow this link:
On the Fundación ACCESO page,
locate the window that directs you to enter phrases or words that
describe concepts. Examples of these could be:
ORMA is a bilingual database
so you can also look up the equivalent words or phrases in Spanish.
Under the previous window there is a shaded
area that tells you to CLICK HERE in order to begin the search.
The system will carry out the search in all of the Foundations
data, but obviously, if the topic of interest is in the area of
wetlands and coastal zones, it will provide more titles from the
ORMA database. A titles listing will appear, followed by the
institution where the database is located.
Report on the State of the Marine Environment
in the Pacific Area of El Salvador (IUCN)
This may be an attractive title to many users,
but it is not a bibliographical reference. You will need to click
onto the title in order to see the entire reference, and even
more importantly, copy the number of the reference in case
a copy of the document is needed. The UICN-ORMA Wetlands
and Coastal Zones Documentation Center will be pleased to help
out with all searches in this database.
- Connect to the INTERNET
- Type in ACCESOs address.
- Type in the desired topics in the corresponding window.
- Click and then review the titles of the documents. If you
add IUCN the titles will be from ORMA.
- Click on the titles of interest.
- Copy the reference. Dont forget the reference number.
- Leave the site and proceed to contact the Wetlands and Coastal
Zones Documentation Center.