International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

International Nuclear Information System (INIS): INIS is an international co-operative information system on the peaceful uses of nuclear science and technology. INIS is operated by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) in collaboration with its 116 Member States and 22 co-operating international organizations. The IAEA, based in Vienna, Austria, is an autonomous organization within the United Nations System.

a) Members: Currently, 116 countries and 22 international organizations participate in INIS.

b) Functions: INIS processes most of the world’s scientific and technical literature that falls within its subject scope.

i) Bibliographic Database: INIS maintains a bibliographic database which currently contains over 2.7 million abstracted and indexed records.

ii) Information Reference Service: INIS provides a comprehensive information reference service for literature on the peaceful applications of nuclear science and technology.

iii) Full Text: The full text INIS NCL collection includes about 650,000 full text documents from 1970 to the present. 

iv) Annotated Web Directory: INIS maintains a growing database of annotated links to Web sites on the Internet that are related to various fields of nuclear science and technology and the IAEA's work.

Additionally, INIS also maintains a unique collection of full text non-conventional (grey) literature that would be difficult to obtain elsewhere.