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Introduction: The National Science Library of Chinese Academy of Sciences (NSLC) has a collection of printed resources 11.45 million items, social science books selections, as well as 600,000 ancient rare books. It provides access to more than 190 databases. The resources focus on natural science, covering journals, books, proceedings, and databases. Both institutional users and the general public can spend time on reading books, searching literature, photocopying, etc. The library services insist on 365 days a year, 12 hours a day opening. 

Services: NSLC provides all kinds literature, including: natural science journals in English, Russian and Japanese; natural science and social science books in English and Chinese; journals of library and information; dissertations and thesis of Academicians of CAS; ancient rare books; and newspapers. Users can also search the databases for literature retrieval and documents download, and ask for a paid-copy of documents.

Activities: For scientific researcher, students and the general public users, we periodically provide opportunities of training and lectures, such as searching literature, using software and databases, matching up illustrations with articles, selecting books by graduates, reading salon, and film time, etc.

Document Delivery Service & Inter-Library Loan

NSLC DDS provides full-text documents for the convenience of scientific researchers, libraries, and individual users, including journal articles, book chapters, proceedings articles, technical reports, standards, and dissertation and thesis. It provides access to literature search and full-text documents, which depends on the cooperation relationships among all libraries of CAS, NSTL, and other libraries both at home and abroad, such as British Library, SUBITO, University of Pittsburgh, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, etc.

NSLC ILL helps users of CAS to borrow books from other libraries and send books to institutions.

Sci-tech Novelty Retrieval Center

Sci-tech novelty retrieval service is to help researchers through a literature survey to avoid repetition of scientific research and to help academic experts to objectively and correctly evaluate novelty of scientific achievements, and is carried out by the institutions with corresponding qualifications.

Sci-tech novelty retrieval service, as a fee-based service, is provided according to Sci-tech information provided by client, following Sci-tech novelty retrieval criteria. 

The National Science Library, Chinese Academy of Sciences (NSLC) was authorized as the national level Sci-tech novelty retrieval institution in 1994. Its an integrated institution providing services to scientific researches from Chinese Academy of Sciences and to those from other institutions throughout the country as well. We can undertake all levels Sci-tech novelty retrieval tasks from nation, province, ministry, city and region, including project approval and initiation, scientific achievements evaluation and awards applying and new products developing or applying.

We have rich science and technology databases, including 192 databases of full text, abstract, numerical data, more than 9000 e-journal and databases of theses, dissertations, e-book, conference proceeding etc, especially having International Online Systems--DIALOG and STN.

Except above described Sci-tech novelty retrieval service, we also provide information retrieval, information analysis and Sci-tech papers estimation services.

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