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SCIENCE REFERENCE SERVICES Quick Guide to Document Delivery Services for Science & Technology A brief guide to some of the services available for quickly obtaining documents not available at LC. W ith some exceptions, there are charges for these services. Most of the services listed below involve fees, depending on how many pages, format, and how fast you need it. Check their web pages for m ore details. This list is only a brief selection of the num erous se rvices, large and sm all, available for providing on-dem and pay-per- view c opies of a ll types of d ocu m ents . Interlibra ry Loan se rvices co nstitute doc um ent delivery of th e leas t expens ive kind. Electronic de livery to the desk top fo r m any LC databas es is also a vailable for fre e in the Library. Additional inform ation c an b e fou nd o nline at: http://www.loc.gov/rr/ElectronicResources/findingResources.php or from the Science R eference staff. U.S. GOVERNMENT SERVICES These are large government-funded data warehouses. Fees are cost-recovery-based. No copyright fees are added for government funded information. Materials Available: Print copies Subject Areas: DOD -sponsored Delivery Options: Many full- Defense Technical Information Center (DTIC) of DOD tech. rpts., nonprint technical reports; all areas of text PDFs online for free; print http://www.dtic.mil materials, other products. engineering & tec hnology. & nonprint delivery options. Public Database (STINET) Processing Time: Refer to home page for details. http://stinet.dtic.mil Other Information: Ava ilable to govt. & con tracto rs; m ust qualify for s ervice. ST INE T s earc h is op en to the public. Many reports also available through NT IS (see next entry). Materials Available: Govt.- sponsored Subject Areas: Technical Delivery Options: Print National Technical Information Service (NTIS) U.S. and worldwide scientific, tec hnical, reports; all areas of (mail), downloadable PDFs, http://www.ntis.gov/index.asp engineering, and business-related engineering & tec hnology. cus tom CD -RO Ms , links to publications.* web docs. SEARCH http://www.ntis.gov/search/ Processing Time: Depends on delivery format; refer to home page for details. Other Information: Minimal han dling fe es; ru sh s ervice available. Materials Available: Research reports, Subject Areas: Delivery Options: Print NASA Scientific & Technical Information journal articles, conference papers, technical Astronautics (UP S/FedE x), PDF online. (STI) videos, mission-related operational and aero spa ce. documents, and preliminary data. NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS) http://ntrs.nasa.gov/?method=aboutntrs Processing Time: Sta ndard - 3 bus. d ays; Rush - 1 bus. d ay. NACA Technical Reports Server (NACATRS) Other Information: On line ord er form ; fees dep end on docu m ent. http://naca.larc.nasa.gov/ Materials Available: Patents Subject Areas: All Delivery O ptions: Print (Mail, CD -RO M); U.S. Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO) granted in U.S. since 1790. areas of technology full-text online (to 1976); digital images http://www.us pto.gov/ only to 1790 (do wnloadable im age viewers requ ired to view). Patents Search: http://www.usp to.gov/m ain/pa tents.htm Processing Time: Online retrieval is imm ediate with high-speed connection. Trad em arks Sea rch(TE SS): Other Information: Patent full-page images requires downloading viewing software, available on site. http://tess2.uspto.gov/bin/gate.exe?f=tess&state=k2h7c4.1.1 All online text and images are free. Certified copies available for fee. * Most government technical reports are also held in LC and available for free + photocopy costs; for assistance ask at the Science Reference Desk. NONPROFIT SERVICES These servic es are affiliated with eithe r private, n atio nal or a cadem ic libraries. F ees are cost-recovery-based. Copyright fees are usually additional. Materials Available: Journals, Subject Areas: Every aspect Delivery Options: British Library's Document Supply Service books, conferences, reports, of scientific, technical, medical Photographs, microfilm, digital http://www.bl.uk/services/doc um ent/dsc.h tm l patents, theses, official and human knowledge, in many & paper copies via m ail, publications, music scores, and languages. encrypted PDF. Integrated Catalogue: image s. http://catalogue.bl.uk/F/?func=file&file_name=login-bl-list Processing Time: 24 hrs. for electronic delivery. Other Information: Copyright restrictions - fees where appropriate. Materials Available: Books, journal Subject Areas: All areas of physical Delivery Options: Canada Institute for Scientific & Technical articles, papers, reports; conference and life sciences, engineering, E- formats available. Info rm ation (C IST I) proceedings a specialty. tech nology and hea lth science s. http://cisti-icist.nrc-cnrc.gc .ca/docd el/doc del_e.htm l Processing Time: 90% of orders are in 24 hrs; 50%+ sam e business day.; 72-hrs. for partnered Catalogue: resourc es; 2-hr rush a vailable. Glob al service w ithin 4 wks . http://cat.cisti-icist.nrc-cnrc.gc.ca/search Other Information: Delivery options include Ariel, Secure Desktop, Fax, Courier. Order via catalog function available. Copyright fees extra. Materials Available: Subject Areas: See web page Delivery Options: Print, Fax, Engineering, Science and Technology Information Service Materials held by the for details on libraries & and electronic delivery via W eb (ESTIS) Un iv. of M inn. U nivers ity collections. server. FedEx or local courier http://www.lib.umn.edu/estis/ Libraries added on as applicable. Catalog (M NC AT): Processing Time: Most requests are shipped within 48 hours, and many are sent the same http://saturn.oit.umn.edu/F/?func=file&file_name=find-b&local_base=tcmncat day. Rush service available. Other Information: Copyright fees extra. Materials Available: Journal Subject Areas: Ex ceptio nally strong in Delivery Options: Mail, Linda Hall Library of Science, Engineering and articles, papers, & historical mathem atics, astronomy, physics, Fax, Ariel, Email, FedEx. Technology documents at LHL. chemistry, and engineering. http://www.lhl.lib.mo.us/services/document_delivery/index.shtml Processing Time: 24-48 hrs. Catalog (LEO NARD O): Other Information: Research services; rush services. Multiple request options. Copyright fees extra. http://leonardo.lindahall.org/ Materials Available: Theses, MIT tech. Subject Areas: All areas of Delivery Options: MIT Libraries Docum ent Services reports, working papers, journal articles - science, engineering & W eb-docs PDF, Mail, Fax, http://libraries.mit.edu/docs/ from MIT collections; o ut-of-print M IT tech nology. FedEx Press m aterials. Catalog (BART ON ): http://library.mit.edu/F/?func=file&file_nam e=find-b Processing Time: 3-5 b usiness days. Other Information: Rush services available. Materials Available: Newspaper and journal Subject Areas: All Delivery Options: Mail, Pickup, NYC-area NYPL Exp ress articles, patents, proceedings, government subject areas. courier, Fax, FedE x, W eb posting (em ail alert). The New Y ork Pu blic Library documents, reports, and book excerpts. http://www.nypl.org/express/ Processing Time: Standard, Ne xt Day (Order by 2 p.m .), Rush, Expres s (3 hrs.). Catalog (CATN YP): Other Information: M-F, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; links to document suppliers around the world; copyright fees extra. http://catnyp.nypl.org/ COMMERCIAL SERVICES There are hundreds of comm ercial services that offer document delivery of various types. The list below does NOT constitute endorsement by the Library of Congress; it is m eant to be a re presentative sam pling of services with strong support in the are as of s cience and tec hnology. Materials Available: ISI journal Subject Areas: Delivery Options: Ele ctronic Institute for Scientific Information (ISI) holdings, patents, conference Com prehens ive (virtually any request can be Thom son-Gale proceedings, government reports, book science & delivered as a PD F file), Fa x, M ail, http ://www .isin et.c om /do cum entde livery/ chapters, theses, standards & engineering topics. FedEx, or other couriers. Complete Journal List: spe cifications. http://www.isinet.com/media/presentrep/acropdf/documentsolution.pdf PDF-only Journals List: Processing Time: For docum ents in the ISI collection - within 24 hours of receipt of order. http://www.isinet.com/products/docdelivery/ids/electjournals/ Other Information: Multiple ordering option s: via W eb: Direct links to D ocum ent So lution® ; via select ISI W eb-b ase d pro duc ts - DIALO G® , DataSta r®, & OC LC ®. Also via E m ail, Fax , Phone, M ail. Charges include copyright fees. Materials Available: Journals Subject Areas: All areas of science, Delivery Options: W eb, IngentaConnect articles, chapters, reports and technology, engineering, mathematics, medicine Fa x/A riel, Mail. Search: more. and more. http://www.ingentaconnect.com/search/ Processing Time: Contact vendor for details. Other Information: Three search options: Electronic content,Fax/Ariel, journal or book title. Browse by subject grou p. Article royalty fees are set by the individual pu blishe r, together w ith an Ingen taConn ect delivery ch arge . Inge ntaC onn ect delivery fee s are $10 for electron ic delivery and $15 for fax or A riel delivery. Materials Available: All areas of Subject Areas: Delivery Options: e-100 Infotrieve medicine and the life sciences; includes Sc ience, tec hnology, (100% electronic delivery), http://www4.infotrieve.com/products_services/document_delivery/ the Inspec Collection (from 1994 - & medicine (STM) Fax, E-mail, Expedited and Search & Discovery Tools: present) and the IEE Collection. con tent. regular m ail, C ourier, Ariel. http://www4.infotrieve.com/products_services/databases/default.asp Processing Time: Contact vendor for details. Other Information: Multiple order options: Fax, Email, or online; price of most articles includ es a cop yright ch arge . Rush a nd ‘pa nic’ services available. Materials Available: Includes Subject Areas: Sources and Delivery Options: Paper or Information Express IEEE/IEL fulltext database; core collections include extens ive electronic docum ents; electronic fu ll http://www.ieonline .com /doc del.htm l journals covering the fields of coverage in science, technology, and text delivery is available for selected science, technology and medicine; medicine. titles. Search: outs ide so urces. http://www.ieonline.com Re gister or bro wse as a guest. Processing Time: Article o rder requ ests are filled within one d ay. Other Information: Multiple order options include Telephone, Fax, Mail, Email, & W eb. Alert services. Free trial Online Lists of Document Delivery Services • Do cD el.net. http://www.doc del.ne t/index .htm l Germ antown, Md., Instant Information Systems, c2002. • Docu men t Delivery Suppliers. http://www.library.vcu.edu/tml/docsupp/ Jean Shipman, compiler. Richmond, Va., Tom pkins-McCaw Library for the Health Sciences, VCU Libraries, Virginia Com monwealth University. Rev. Jan. 12, 2004, c2003. • Just-in-Time In CyberStacks. http://www.public.iastate.edu/~CYBERST ACKS/Just.htm#Subject Ge rry Mc Kiern an, com piler. Am es, Ia., Iowa State University. August 23, 2000.
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