Russian Union Catalog of Sci-tech Literature


The database comprises data on foreign and domestic books and periodicals in natural sciences, technology, agriculture, medicine, ecology, business and law, acquired by the member institutions of the Russian Union Catalog of Sci-tech Literature Automated System (RUCSTL AL).

The Union Catalog Database is an address-bibliographic database. Beside the bibliographic description in original language, each record contains GRNTI Rubricator (State Rubricator of Sci-tech Information) heading code and the location address. Part of the Union Catalog records also contain: Russian translation of the title, subject headings and keywords (foreign books); abstracts in Russian (foreign periodicals); abstracts in Russian and/or English and subject headings (domestic books).

The database records are supplied with web-addresses in the form of hyperlinks: “Document holders” for the books; “New acquisitions registered” and “Go to www-site” for the periodicals. By clicking the link, users can view the linked www-pages without not leaving the site of the Union Catalog. Records of the periodicals in the collections of RAS Library for Natural Sciences and Central Scientific Agricultural Library are accessible with the link “Go to item”. Participating libraries provide open access to some documents full texts; just click the “Full text” link.

The Union Catalog database is accessible via the Google search engine.

On user request, the database may be delivered on CD-ROM.

As of January 1, 2018, the volume of the Union Catalog database made 1,214,000 records, with the annual update of 30,000 records total for all types of publications.

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The RNPLS&T boasts the unique collection of domestic and foreign publications in science and technology.

The RNPLS&T’s collections exceed 8 million items in various disciplines of science, technology, economics, and in related areas; among them 1.8 m on

micromedia and approx. 3,000 items on electronic media.

The RNPLS&T’s E-library comprises over 1 million documents.

The documents are available in the main building reading rooms and the consulting and educational branches in several Moscow districts. The E-library collections are accessible from the workstations in the reading rooms; some resources are accessible online, from outside the library premises.

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The RNPLS&T’s E-catalog comprises bibliographical records of all documents in the Library’s collection published in the Russian or foreign languages on every medium.

It also comprises data on the documents in remote and local digital resources, including full-text items generated by RNPLS&T or by the other publishers.

The E-catalog is available from the RNPLS&T’s www-site main page.

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Image catalog

The digital Image catalog represents scanned cards of the Library’s traditional catalogs and is to support digital information retrieval. The Image catalog comprises bibliographic information on publications not reflected in the RNPLS&T’s E-catalog.

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Russian Union Catalog of Sci-tech Literature

The catalog comprises data on foreign and domestic books and periodicals in natural sciences, engineering, business and law, acquired by the participating organizations of the Russian Union Catalog of Sci-tech Literature Automated.
If you fail to find a document in the RNPLS&T’s collections, try the Union Catalog available online via RNPLS&T’s www-site, or with Google search engine.
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Digital resources


RNPLS&T offers access to the online resources of the third-party organizations.
Licensed resources are offered to users as provided by license agreements. Most of the licensed resources are accessible exclusively from the RNPLS&T’s reading rooms.
As provided by the license agreements, the resources may be used for research and educational purposes only.
Please access free-to-access resources from any devices connected to the Internet.

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