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, 2020, the volume of the Union Catalog database made 1,260,000 records, with the annual update of 30,000 records total for all types of publications.