Odonatological Abstract Service (OAS)
From 1998 to 2016, Martin Schorr – supported by several colleagues – acquired and analysed countless odonatological papers (including “grey literature”, i.e. unpublished reports, thesis papers etc.) and compiled them as citations, in most cases with abstracts, as ODONATOLOGICAL ABSTRACT SERVICE" (OAS), a publication of INTERNATIONAL DRAGONFLY FUND e.V. (IDF) in cooperation with WORLDWIDE DRAGONFLY ASSOCIATION (WDA).
OAS edition 45/46 (May 2016) was the final one and OAS is discontinued. Now IDF offers a free compilation of all OAS editions. It offers great opportunities for odonatological literature research. The pdf file contains 2,728 pages with more than 15,700 Odonata paper citations; file size is 27 MB.
If you use OAS for your literature research, we ask you to credit this in your own reports or papers. This can be done, for instance, in the acknowledgements by stating something like this:
“Odonatological Abstract Service of the INTERNATIONAL DRAGONFLY FUND e.V. (IDF) has been a useful tool for literature research. It can be downloaded under the following link: www.dragonflyfund.org.
IDF is a registered non-profit association. Its aim is to support projects dedicated to the exploration and protection of the dragonflies of our world and their habitats.
Donations for projects funded by IDF (see IDF-Reports) are highly welcome.
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JULY 2021: GOOD NEWS FOR THE ODONATOLOGICAL COMMUNITY!!!
Martin Schorr decided to share more of his diligent work and revive OAS (for the time being). Look in here every now and then to check for new editions!