Letter | Published:

Scientific and Technical Literature and Information

Nature volume 145, page 110 (20 January 1940) | Download Citation



THE services provided to the scientific and technical research worker by the National Central Library are too well known to need emphasis in the present emergency. So far as text-books and pre-war volumes of periodicals are concerned, these services will doubtless find increasing utilization during the War. However, the original editorial more specially concerned itself with the supply and use of current issues of scientific and technical periodicals, especially European publications. The only portions of Colonel Newcombe's memorandum that are relative to this specific problem are his statements that the entries in the National Central Library relating to holdings of such periodicals by British libraries are constantly being brought up to date, and his optimism concerning the facilities for obtaining European periodicals at the present time.

Access optionsAccess options

Rent or Buy article

Get time limited or full article access on ReadCube.


All prices are NET prices.

About this article

Publication history





  1. Search for in:


By submitting a comment you agree to abide by our Terms and Community Guidelines. If you find something abusive or that does not comply with our terms or guidelines please flag it as inappropriate.