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CISTI Key Achievements


CISTI is one of the world's leading providers of information in science, technology, engineering, and medicine. As part of the National Research Council of Canada, CISTI provides worldwide information to researchers from industry, universities, government, and the public.

More than 300 staff, in Ottawa and across the country, serve thousands of researchers and libraries each year and respond to almost one million requests for information. CISTI has established a reputation as an international leader in information management.

The unique effectiveness of CISTI's Document Delivery Service makes it one of the fastest and most reliable services of its kind. This service provides access to CISTI's collection of scientific, technical and medical information, one of the most comprehensive in North America, and can obtain and supply virtually any document from anywhere in the world.

CISTI's collection and its Document Delivery Services can be accessed, among others, through the CISTI Online Catalogue and CISTI Source. CISTI Source is a fully integrated current awareness and document delivery service offering up-to-date information in science, technology, medicine and other fields.

Each year, CISTI's business services help over 6,500 industrial clients in Canada. CISTI provides quick, easy and cost-effective access to innovation for small and large businesses. Our information specialists help you validate your business ventures and make better technical and business decisions. You can contact one of our specialists at the NRC Information Centre nearest you.

CISTI also provides services to health libraries, including DOCLINE and Loansome Doc.

NRC Research Press is CISTI's publishing arm, with 15 international journals of research and several monographs and conference proceedings. NRC Research Press offers its electronic and print publishing expertise to other scientific and technical organizations.

Date Published: 2002-12-01
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