Chinese research is greatly increasing in quantity and quality. The Sciences Team is seeing increased requests for Chinese articles, often from journals unavailable in the United States. Did you know that 43% of all documents indexed by Chemical Abstracts in 2010 are Chinese, Japanese, and Korean references, up from 22% in 2000?
The East Asian Gateway Service at the University of Pittsburgh provides nation-wide document delivery of Chinese journal articles for academic & non-profit researchers, provided the journal is not held in any U.S. library. Access Services will investigate the feasibility of including this source in processing ILLiad requests. Meanwhile, any patron can fill out a simple form to request a Chinese article at: http://www.library.pitt.edu/libraries/eal/Gateway-Form.htm.
UB patrons have reported the service is fast and easy-to-use. Chinese articles are increasingly being discovered through some of our databases such as SciFinder, the freely searchable Chinese Academic Journals (CAJ) with over 9,000 titles, and cited references. Note that although we only have full-text access to two sections: Literature/History/Philosophy (F) and Politics/Military Affairs/Law (G), all sections of the CAJ can be searched in English or Chinese. There are English titles, short abstracts, and keywords for the entire file. Ten percent of the full-text articles are English language.