INIS Collection Search passes 1 million pageviews since January 2014

29 April 2014 - The INIS Collection Search ( is the user-friendly interface used to search the 3.6 million records collected by the International Nuclear Information System since its inception 44 years ago.

On April 22, the INIS Collection Search (ICS) achieved more than 1 million pageviews since 1 January 2014. In addition, ICS has had more than 465 000 visits from more than 360 000 unique visitors so far this year. By contrast, ICS had 561 998 pageviews, 77 853 visits and 38 070 unique visitors in 2012.

Working with engineers from Google Scholar, the Nuclear Information Section (NIS) placed the public Non-Conventional Literature (NCL) collection, consisting of over 330 000 full text PDFs, into Google’s index. Almost all of the increase in traffic can be attributed to this activity.

With the INIS Collection Search, users have access to records contributed from around the world on topics of interest to nuclear scientists and the general public. One example is the 753 records found in a search for ‘Molten Salt Reactors’.

Users also have access to important historical documents, such as these reports on the 1957 Kyshtym Disaster:

Analysis of the alleged Kyshtym disaster, USA, 1982
L'enigme de Kyshtym: nature possible de l'accident, France, 1988

NIS strives to ensure that the ICS remains a useful and valuable global resource. The ongoing project to enter the entire 3.6 bibliographic records into Google’s index will help to achieve this goal.

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INIS Collection document: Analysis of the alleged Kyshtym disaster, USA, 1982

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