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    THE first part of a fifth edition of the “Hand List of Short Titles of Current Periodicals in the Science Library” (H.M. Stationery Office. 9s. net) has recently been issued. The new edition contains about nine thousand main entries with about four thousand cross references from alternative headings, as against four thousand titles in the fourth edition, issued in 1926. Publications of learned societies and institutions are entered under the jiames of their permanent seats, and publications of Government departments and other bodies under the name of the countries from which they derive their denominations, or, for want of such denominations, under the places whence their acts are issued. The Hand List is not intended as a bibliographical catalogue; it gives merely brief titles of the publications with details of the Library holdings. The List is being issued in. two parts, of which the first is arranged alphabetically. It is hoped later to publish a second part with a subject arrangement. The preface to the List gives a very brief but lucid description of the Science Library and its development.

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    The Science Library. Nature 143, 935 (1939) doi:10.1038/143935b0

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