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     In 1952 the Presidium of the USSR Academy of Sciences made a decision to set up the Scientific Information Institute in the framework of the Academy of Sciences. The main task of the Institute was to organize the informational support of basic science by centralizing the analysis, searching, and processing of information. The Government reorganized the Institute into the All-Russian Institute of Scientific and Technical Information (VINITI) in 1955. VINITI began to cover not only basic science, but also applied science. According to a brochure published in 2002, VINITI today is (1) a team of highly skilled professionals processing more than one million scientific publications annually, (2) the largest on-line data bank in Russia, which contains more than 25 million documents, (3) the Referativnyi Zhurnal (The Abstract Journal), which is distributed, subscribed to, and read by scientists in sixty countries, (4) more than 330 titles of publications, which cover all fields of basic and applied sciences, (5) more than 240 databases on science and technology, economics, and medicine, (6) powerful retrieval systems, and (7) a wide range of services. For more information about VINITI and its products visit its main web site in the Russian language at http://www.viniti.ru/ or the English language version at http://www.viniti.ru/Welcome.html

     Referativnyi Zhurnal (Abstract Journal) contains abstracts, summaries, and bibliographic descriptions of publications in all fields of natural, applied and technical sciences, economics, and medicine. Referativinyi Zhurnal consists of twenty-seven cumulative volumes covering 212 issues, as well as 38 separate issues. These cover about one million scientific publications. Since 1995 Referativnyi Zhurnal has been issued both in printed and electronic versions. Referativnyi Zhurnal is useful not only for abstracts and indexes of Russian materials, but also for materials from all over the world. A good portion of the materials that are abstracted and indexed are foreign materials and the entries for such materials are often in the original language of publication.

JOURNALS

As of December 5, 2002 the Library of Congress has bound in its general collections the following print holdings:

Referativnyi zhurnal. 51, Astronomiia. (1963- ) [1963 to 1992 in stacks] [issn 0486-2236]
   QB1.R35

Referativnyi zhurnal. Astronomiia i geodeziia. (1953- ) [1953 to 1962 in stacks]
   QB1.A17553

Referativnyi zhurnal. 34, Aviatsionnye i raketnye dvigateli. (1963- ) [1963 to 1990 in stacks] [issn 0373-6407]
   TL701.A1R4 and Microfilm

Referativnyi zhurnal. Avtomatika i radioelektronika. (1961-1962) [1961 to 1962 in stacks]
   TJ212.R37

Referativnyi zhurnal. 01, Avtomatika i vychislitel'naia tekhnika. title varies. (1963- ) [1963 to 1996 in stacks] [issn 0202-4098]
   TJ212.R38

Referativnyi zhurnal. 03, Avtomobil'nye dorogi. (1963- ) [1963 to 1997 in stacks] [issn 0486-2252]
   TE4.R45

Referativnyi zhurnal. 02, Avtomobil'nyi i gorodskoi transport. (1962- ) [1962 to 1996 in stacks] [issn 0034-2297]
   HE5601.R4

Referativnyi zhurnal. 69, Biofizika. (1975- ) [1975 to 1982 in stacks] [issn 0131-3541]
   Z7144.B5R43

Referativnyi zhurnal. 30, Biologicheskaia khimiia. (1955- ) [1955 to 1983 in stacks]
   (1955-1962) QP501.A543
   (1965-1974) QP501.A5432
   (1974-1983) QP501.A543 [issn 0486-2260]

Referativnyi zhurnal. 04, Biologiia. (1954- ) [1954 to 1991 in stacks] [issn 0034-2300]
   QH7.A5433 and microform

Referativnyi zhurnal. 39, Dvigateli vnutrennego sgoraniia. (1963- ) [1963 to 1992 in stacks] [issn 0486-2279]
   TJ751.R4

Referativnyi zhurnal. 75, Ekonomika, organizatsiia, tekhnologiia i oborudovanie poligraficheskogo proizvodstva. (1975-1988) [none in stacks] [issn 0320-5223]
   [Z119.R42]

Referativnty zhurnal. 20, Ekonomika promyshlennosti. (1990-1992) [1990 to 1992 in stacks] [issn 0868-4553]
   HD2326.R44

Referativnyi zhurnal. 23, Elektronika. (1963- ) [1963 to 1997 in stacks] [issn 0206-5452]
   TK7800.R47

Referativnyi zhurnal. 64, Elektrosviaz'. (1969- ) [1969 to 1987 in stacks] [issn 0134-7772]
   Z5834.T4R43

Referativnyi zhurnal. 21, Elektrotekhnika. (1956- ) [1956 to 1996 in stacks]
   (1956-1960) TK4.R34
   (1961-1979) TK4.R342
   (1966-1970) TK4.R3
   (1980-1981) TK4.R34134 [issn 0206-5541]
   (1982- ) TK4.R32 and microform [issn 0203-5189]
Referativnyi zhurnal. Elektrotekhnika. English. Journal of abstracts. (1958-1959) [1958 to 1959 in stacks]
   TK4.R3413

Referativnyi zhurnal. 22, Energetika. (1982- ) [1982 to 1996 in stacks] [issn 0203-5308]
   TK4.R33

Referativnyi zhurnal. 54, Farmakologiia. Khimoterapevtichekie sredstva.(1963- ) [1963 to 1984 in stacks] [issn 0202-9227]
   QP901.R4

Referativnyi zhurnal. 18, Fizika. (1954- ) [1954 to 2001 in stacks] [issn 0034-2343]
   QC1.A419633

Referativnyi zhurnal. 26, Fiziko-khimicheskaia biologiia i biotekhnologiia. 26v Biofizika (1983- ) [1983 to 1990 in stacks] [issn 0207-8600]
   QH505.R4

Referativnyi zhurnal. 46, Fotokinotekhnika. title varies (1962- ) [1962 to 1990 in stacks] [issn 0370-8063]
   TR1.R4

Referativnyi zhurnal. 52, Geodeziia i aeros"emka. title varies (1963- ) [1963 to 1990 in stacks] [issn 0034-2351]
   QB275.R4

Referativnyi zhurnal. 09, Geofizika. (1957- ) [1957 to 1992 in stacks] [0034-236x]
   QC801.R44 and Microfilm

Referativnyi zhurnal. 07, Geografiia. (1956- ) [1956 to 1996 in stacks] [issn 0034-2378]
   G1.R35

Referativnyi zhurnal. 08, Geologiia. (1958- ) [1958 to 1996 in stacks] [issn 0486-2309]
   QE1.A3452

Referativnyi zhurnal. Geologiia i Geografiia. (1954-1955) [1954 to 1955 in stacks]
   QE1.A3453

Referativnyi zhurnal. 10, Gornoe delo. (1960- ) [1960 to 1997 in stacks] [issn 0034-2386]
   TN4.R263

Referativnyi zhurnal. 43, Gornoe i neftepromyslovoe mashinostroenie. (1970- ) [1970 to 1991 in stacks] [issn 0373-6415]
   Z6736.R44

Referativnyi zhurnal. 43, Gornye mashiny. (1962-1969) [1962 to 1969 in stacks]
   TN345.R4

Referativnyi zhurnal. 50, Iadernye reaktory. (1963- ) [1963 to 1990 in stacks] [issn 0034-2653]
   TK9001.R44

Referativnyi zhurnal. 30, Infeksionnye bolezni zhivotnykh. (1980- )
    Not retained by LC. Any copies received are sent to the National Agricultural Library.

Referativnyi zhurnal. 59, Informatika. title varies (1963- ) [issn 0486-235x]
   (1963-1970) Z1007.R373
   (1971-1973) Z1007.R379
   (1974-1979) Z1007.R373
   (1980) Z1007.R379
   (1981- )Z1007.R373 [1963 to 1992 in stacks]
Referativnyi zhurnal. Informatika. English.
Informatics (1975-) [1975 to 1991 in stacks] [issn 0203-3054]
    Z1007.A13

Referativnyi zhurnal. 62, Issledovanie kosmicheskogo prostranstva. (1965- ) [1965 to 1992 in stacks] [issn 0034-2408]
   TL787.R37

Referativnyi zhurnal. 73, Issledovanie zemli iz kosmosa. [none in stacks] [issn 0233-6480]
   [Z6004.R38R44]

Referativnyi zhurnal. Khimicheskoe i kholodil'noe mashinostroenie. (1962-1980) [1962 to 1969 in stacks]
   TP157.R4

Referativnyi zhurnal. 47, Khimicheskoe, neftepererabatyvaiushchee i polimernoe mashinostroenie. (1970- ) [1976-1992 in stacks] [issn 0370-8098]
   TP155.5.R43 and microfilm

Referativnyi zhurnal. 19, Khimiia. (1953- ) [1953 to 1992 in stacks] [issn 0486-2325]
   QD1.A3763
Referativnyi zhurnal. Khimiia. English
" Corrosion and anticorrosion section of Referativnyy Zhurnal - Khimiya" and other sources. Corrosion control abstracts. (1966-1980) [1966 to 1980 in stacks]
   TA418.74.C6

Referativnyi zhurnal. Kibernetika. (1964-1977) [1964 to 1977 in stacks]
   Q300.R4
Referativnyi zhurnal. Kibernetika. English.
Cybernetics abstracts (1965- ) [1965 to 1987 in stacks] [issn 0011-4242]
   Q300.R413

Referativnyi zhurnal. 33, Kommunal'noe, bytovoe i torgovoe oborudovanie. (1962- ) [1962 to 1992 in stacks] [issn 0484-2286]
   TD4.R37

Referativnyi zhurnal. Kompressory i kholodil'naia tekhnika. (1962) [1962 in stacks]
   TP490.R245

Referativnyi zhurnal. 66, Korroziia i zashchita ot korrozii. (1968 -) [1976 to 1991 in stacks] [issn 0131-3533]
   Z6679.C7R43

Referativnyi zhurnal. 42, Kotlostroenie. (1963- ) [1963 to 1987 in stacks] [issn 0034-2424]
   TJ281.R4

Referativnyi zhurnal. Kraevedenie. [not in stacks]
   [G1.R355]

Referativnyi zhurnal. 12, Legkaia promyshlennost'. (1962- ) [1962 to 1992 in stacks] [issn 0034-2432]
   TS1300.R36

Referativnyi zhurnal. 56, Lesovedenie i lesovodstvo. (1963- ) [1963 to 1991 in stacks] [issn 0034-2440]
   SD1.R3

Referativnyi zhurnal. Mashinostroenie. (1956-1962) [1956 to 1962 in stacks]
   TJ4.R4

Referativnyi zhurnal. 48, Mashinostroitel'nye materialy, konstruktsii i raschet detalei mashin. Gidroprivod. title varies (1963- ) [1963 to 1991 in stacks] [issn 0034-2459]
   TJ4.R42

Referativnyi zhurnal. 13, Matematika. (1953- ) [1953 to 1996 in stacks] [issn 0034-2467]
   QA1.A373

Referativnyi zhurnal. 36, Meditsinskaia geografiia. (1962- ) [1962 to 1989 in stacks] [issn 0034-2475]
   RA791.R4

Referativnyi zhurnal. 16, Mekhanika. (1953- ) [1953 to 1996 in stacks] [issn 0034-2483]
   QC1.A41963
Mekhanika. English. Journal of abstracts. (1957-1958) [1957 to 1958 in stacks]
   QA801.R413

Referativnyi zhurnal. 15, Metallurgiia. (1956- ) [1956 to 1997 in stacks] [issn 0034-2491]
   TN4.R264
Referativnyi zhurnal. 15, Metallurgiia. English. Journal of abstracts. Metallurgy. (1957-1959) [1957 to 1959 in stacks]
   TN4.R26428
Referativnyi zhurnal. 15, Metallurgiia. English. The Abstracts journal. Metallurgy. (1957-1959) [1957 to 1959 in stacks]
   TN4.R2643
Referativnyi zhurnal. 15, Metallurgiia. English. Abstracts Journal Metallurgy. Part A, Science of Metals. (1960-1963) [1960 to 1963 in stacks]
   TN1.U634 pt. A
Referativnyi zhurnal. 15, Metallurgiia. English. Abstracts Journal Metallurgy. Part B, Technology of Metals.
(1960-1963) [1960 to 1963 in stacks]
   TN1.U635 pt. B
Referativnyi zhurnal. 15, Metallurgiia. English. U.S.S.R. abstracts of metallurgy. Part A, Science of metals.
(1958-1959) [nothing in stacks]
   [In process]
Referativnyi zhurnal. 15, Metallurgiia. English. U.S.S.R. abstracts of metallurgy. Part B, Technology of metals.
(1958-1959) [1958 in stacks]
   TN1.U635 Pt. B

Referativnyi zhurnal. 32, Metrologiia i izmeritel'naia tekhnika. (1962- ) [1962 to 1992 in stacks] [issn 0034-2505]
   T50.R4

Referativnyi zhurnal. 61, Nasosostroenie i kompressorostroenie. Kholodil'noe mashinostroenie. title varies (1966- ) [1966 to 1969 and 1974 to 1988 in stacks] [0034-2513]
   TJ900.R43

Referativnyi zhurnal. 38, Oborudovanie pischevoi promyshlennosti. (1962- ) [1962 to 1989 in stacks] [issn 0034-2521]
   TP373.R4

Referativnyi zhurnal. 53, Obshchie voprosy patologii. Onkologiia. title varies (1963-1977) [1963 to 1977 in stacks]
   RC261.R37

Referativnyi zhurnal. 53, Obshchie voprosy patologii. Anatomii. (1976- ) [none in stacks] [issn 0202-9189]
   RB25.R44

Referativnyi zhurnal. Okhrana prirody i vosproizvodstvo prirodnykh resursov. (1975- ) [nothing in stacks]

Referativnyi zhurnal. 71, Organizatsiia i bezopasnost dorozhnogo dvizheniia. (1975- ) [1975 to 1990 in stacks] [issn 0202-9952]
   HE5601.R43 and microfilm

Referativnyi zhurnal. 65 (for 1967 and 1970) and 67 (for 1971, 1990 to 1992), Organizatsiia upravleniia. (1967- ) [1967, 1970, 1971, 1990 to 1992 in stacks] [issn 0132-5639]
   HD28.R45 and microform

Referativnyi zhurnal. 57, Pochvovedenie i agrokhimiia. title varies (1963- ) [1963 to 1990 in stacks]
    S590.R38

Referativnyi zhurnal. Pod”emno-transportnye mashiny i sooruzheniia. (1962) [1962 in stacks]
    TJ1350.A1.R4

Referativnyi zhurnal. 68, (for 1976 to 1977) and 27 (for 1978 to 1990), Pozharnaia okhrana. (1972-1977) [1976 to 1990 in stacks] [issn 0202-9898]
    TH9111.R43

Referativnyi zhurnal. Promyshlennye roboty i manipuliatory. (1982- ) [issn 0208-001x]
    [TS191.8.R44] [not in stacks]

Referativnyi zhurnal. 17, Promyshlennyi transport. (1962- ) [1962 to 1990 in stacks] [issn 0034-2556]
    TJ1390.A1R42

Referativnyi zhurnal. 70, Radiatsionnaia biologiia. (1973-) [1975 to 1990 in stacks] [issn 0131-355x]
    QH652.A1R43

Referativnyi zhurnal. 24, Radiotekhnika. (1967- ) [1967 to 1992 in stacks] [issn 0034-267x]
    Z7222.R43

Referativnyi zhurnal. Radiotekhnika i elektrosviaz'. (1963-1966) [1963 to 1966 in stacks]
    TK5101.A1R4

Referativnyi zhurnal. 41, Raketostroenie i kosmicheskaia tekhnika. title varies (1962- ) [1962 to 1990 on shelf] [issn 0207-1371]
    TL787.7.R4

Referativnyi zhurnal. 55, Rastenievodstvo (Biologicheskie osnovy) (1963- ) [1963 to 1990 in stacks] [issn 0202-9200]
    SB13.R32

Referativnyi zhurnal. Silovye ustanovki. (1962) [1962 in stacks]
    TJ164.R38

Referativnyi zhurnal. 60, Stroitel'nye i dorozhnye mashiny. (1964- ) [1964 to 1990 in stacks] [issn 0484-2480]
    TH900.R4

Referativnyi zhurnal. Stroitel'stvo i arkhitektura. (1959-1964) [1959 to 1964 in stacks]
    TH4.R4

Referativnyi zhurnal. 63, Svarka. (1971- ) [1971 to 1989 in stacks] [issn 0131-3525]
    TS227.A2114

Referativnyi zhurnal. 29, Sviaz. (1987- ) [not in stacks]
    [TK5101.A1R39]

Referativnyi zhurnal. 69, Tekhnologiia i oborudovanie lesozagotovitelnogo, derevoobrabatyvaiushchego i tselliulozno-bumazhnogo proizvodstva. (1985- ) [1985 to 1990 in stacks] [issn 0208-1415]
   Z7914.W8R44

Referativnyi zhurnal. Tekhnologiia i oborudovanie tselliolozno-bumazhnogo i poligraficheskogo proizvodstva. title varies. (1962-1978) [1962 to 1978 in stacks]
   TS1080.R4

Referativnyi zhurnal. 14, Tekhnologiia mashinostroeniia. (1963- ) [1963 to 1991 in stacks] [issn 0034-2599]
   TS200.R4

Referativnyi zhurnal. Teploenergetika. (1963-1981) [1963 to 1981 in stacks] [issn 0206-555x]
   TJ260.A1R4

Referativnyi zhurnal. 40, Tochnaia mekhanika, optika i ispytatel'naia apparatura. title varies. (1962-1963) [1962 to 1963 in stacks]
   Q184.R37

Referativnyi zhurnal. 75, Toksikologiia. (1976-) [1988 to 1991 in stacks] [issn 0202-9219]
   RA1190.R435
See also: Referativnyi zhurnal. 54, Farmakologiia. Khimoterapevtichekie sredstva. Toksikologiia. (1963-1975) [1963 to 1975 in stacks]
   QP901.R4

Referativnyi zhurnal. 44, Traktory i sel'skokhoziaistvennye mashiny i orudiia. (1962- ) [1962 to 1990 in stacks] [issn 0034-2602]
   S671.R4

Referativnyi zhurnal. Transport. (1961) [1961 in stacks]
   HE7.R37
[Split in 1962 into 3 section titles: Zheleznodorozhnyi transport; Promyshlennyi transport; Avtomobilnyi i gorodskoi transport]

Referativnyi zhurnal. 45, Truboprovodnyi transport. (1962- ) [1962 to 1990 in stacks] [issn 0034-2610]
   TJ930.R4

Referativnyi zhurnal. 49, Turbostroenie. (1963- ) [1963 to 1990 in stacks] [issn 0034-2629]
   TJ266.R4

Referativnyi zhurnal. 05, Vodnyi transport. (1962- ) [1962 to 1991 in stacks] [issn 0484-2545]
   HE561.R4

Referativnyi zhurnal. 35, Voprosy tekhnicheskogo progressa i organizatsii proizvodstva v mashinostroenii. (1963 -) [1962 to 1999 on shelf] [issn 0034-2637]
   TJ4.R43

Referativnyi zhurnal. 06, Vozdushnyi transport. (1962- ) [1962 to 1990 in stacks] [issn 0484-2561]
   TL4.R45

Referativnyi zhurnal. 31, Vzaimodeistviia raznykh vidov transporta i konteinernye perevozki. (1963- ) [1963 to 1990 in stacks] [issn 0034-2645]
   HE7.R38

Referativnyi zhurnal. 11, Zheleznodorozhnyi transport. (1962- ) [1962 to 1990 in stacks] [issn 0484-2596]
   TF4.R4

Referativnyi zhurnal. 58, Zhivotnovodstvo. Veterinariia. (1963- ) [1963 to 1970 in stacks]
   SF1.R4

      Referativnyi zhurnal is checked in at the Library of Congress by the Acquisitions Division and then sent to the European Reading Room. Requests for unbound issues must be made from the European Reading Room. The most currently received unbound issues are stored on Deck 13 of the Jefferson Building until they are sent for binding. After binding the volumes are housed in the general collections by classification number. The European Reading Room keeps current issues from anywhere from several months to several years, often depending on the size of the issues. For example, as of October 2003 the European Reading Room has some issues as far back as 1989. As of October 2003 the only issues from the year 2003 are for the titles “Elektrotekhnika,” “Fizika,” and “Geografiia.” The older issues that are unbound are most likely to be very thin issues that are collected in one volume every several years, whereas thicker issues such as “Fizika” are bound and sent to the general collections more often. As of January 2004 the most recent bound volume under call number QC1.A419633 of “Fizika” is December 2001. Some titles have holdings in microform and are kept in the Microform Reading Room in the Jefferson Building (LJ139B). The list of titles in this reference guide was compiled in December 2002 by browsing the title “Referativyni zhurnal” in the Library of Congress online catalog and then combing through the resulting more than 200 bibliographical records. This list reflects holdings information found by visiting the decks of the general collections for bound volumes and of the European Reading Room for unbound issues. If a year is listed do not assume that the holdings for every year are complete. The issn is for most recent version. If the bibliographic record for a particular title is not found in the online catalog, consult reference staff in the European Reading Room

As of October 2003 VINITI is sending the following titles to the Library of Congress:

Print:

1. Geografiia. Svodnyi tom RZh
2. Geofizika. Svodnyi tom RZh
3. Fizika. Svodnyi tom RZh
4. Elektrotekhnika. Svodnyi tom RZh

Microfiche:

5. Aviatsionnye i raketnye dvigateli. Otdel'nyi vypusk RZh
6. Biofizika. Vypusk razdela-toma Rzh
7. Korroziia i zashchita ot korrozii. Otdel'nyi vypusk RZh
8. Organizatsiia i bezopasnost' dorozhnogo dvizheniia. Otdel'nyi vypusk RZh
9. Organizatsiia upravleniia. Svodnyi tom RZh
10. Pozharnaia okhrana. Svodnyi tom RZh
11. Radiatsionnaia biologiia. Vypusk razdela-toma RZh
12. Khimicheskoe, neftepererabatyvaiushchee i polimernoe mashinostroenie. Otdel'nyi vypusk RZh

Compiled by John Buydos
August 1990, updated March 1, 2004 (JFB)

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