INIS (International Nuclear Information System) Database Now Freely Available

"The INIS (International Nuclear Information System) database is 
available free, as at 3 April 2009: http://inisdb2.iaea.org/  It is 
a product of the IAEA (International Atomic Energy Agency), which 
promotes the peaceful uses of nuclear energy.

Information about the content of the database is available at 
http://www.iaea.org/inisnkm/inis/products/aboutdb.htm, and some of 
this is listed below.

"Leading reference database for scientific literature published 
worldwide on the peaceful uses of nuclear science and technology

•  Comprehensive international coverage by INIS Members and the INIS 
Secretariat.

•  over 3 million bibliographic citations and abstracts of journal 
articles, scientific and technical reports, conference papers, books, 
patents, theses, laws, regulations and standards, and web documents, 
covering publications in 63 languages; all records include keywords 
and most have an abstract in English

•  Includes a unique collection of over 850 000 full-text documents: 
scientific and technical reports, conference proceedings, patents, 
theses, and preprints. This “grey” non-conventional literature (NCL) 
is not easily available from other sources."

[Please note that ~200,000 full-text nonconventional documents, 
consisting of scientific and technical reports and other 
non-copyrighted information and available online]."

This is certainly an interesting development!  INIS's press release 
can be found here:

http://www.iaea.org/NewsCenter/News/2009/clickofbutton.html

Matt
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About matthewm53
I'm a Senior Engineering & Science Librarian at Carnegie Mellon University.

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