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ERIC Number: ED071724
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972-Jun
Pages: 31
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English-Language Sources for Reference Questions Related to Soviet Science (With an Emphasis on Chemistry).
Wiggins, Gary
The vast majority of science librarians and chemists in the United States do not have a sufficient command of the Russian language to effectively utilize Russian scientific literature in the original. Nevertheless, it is both desirable and necessary that the scientific community keep aware of developments in the Soviet Union. To meet this need, a considerable amount of material which deals with Soviet science has been made available in English. Not only is a large portion of the Russian scientific literature translated into English, but researchers may also consult many English-language articles, monographs, and reference works which treat Soviet science. The first part of this paper is a bibliographic essay on the more significant sources of English-language information which either provide answers to many reference questions concerning Soviet science or outline procedures for keeping aware of and obtaining Soviet scientific literature in English. This is a reference guide to materials which will allow the librarian or scientist with no knowledge of the Russian language to maintain a fair degree of awareness of Soviet science without consulting material in Russian. (Author/NH)
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Authoring Institution: Illinois Univ., Urbana. Graduate School of Library Science.
Identifiers - Location: Russia