Frequently asked questions



Question: How do I find NRC patents?

Answer:

NRC patent records are not included in the NRC Publications Archive. To view NRC patents, please see the following resources:

For patents filed in other countries, contact the patent office website of the country in question or see the PATENTSCOPE database from the World Intellectual Property Organization.


Question: How do I access the full text of the publication?

Answer:

The NRC Publications Archive is a citation database containing bibliographic information about NRC-authored publications. While every attempt is made to include full text, the database is not a full-text database.

When full text is available in the Archive, a "view" link will display alongside the citation. Click on a "view…" hyperlink from any brief citation in the "Recently added items" list, or in your search results list to access the full text.

This repository contains the version of the publication that NRC is allowed to deposit based on copyright. Due to copyright limitations, the available full text may be the author's version or the accepted manuscript rather than the publisher's version.

If you seek the publisher’s version and it is not available in the Archive, you can do the following to obtain a copy of the publisher’s version of the manuscript:

  • For NRC-published works contact the NRC Publications Archive help desk.
  • For third-party publications click on the title found in the brief citation and then click on the hyperlinked DOI or publisher URL from the full record display. Alternatively, you may use the citation information to find the manuscript on the publisher's website.

Question: Why do I get a Bad URL, Error 404 or some other not found message?

Answer:

If you encounter a link that does not work or if you have clicked on a part of a record and received an error message, please report this error as soon as possible by calling 613-998-8544 or 1-800-668-1222 (toll-free) or by sending an email to PublicationsArchive-ArchivesPublications@nrc-cnrc.gc.ca.


Question: What are the copyright rules for using NRC material?

Answer:

Permission is granted to temporarily download one copy of the materials for personal, non-commercial transitory viewing only. See Copyright and terms of use for details about copyright permissions.

To obtain permission to use an image, chart, etc.:

  • If it is a work published by NRC, you will have to obtain permission from the General Manager of the portfolio with which the author is/was affiliated. You can obtain the General Manager's contact information via the NRC general inquiry office.
  • If it is a work published by a third party, contact the publisher.

Question: How do I access data mentioned in a publication?

Answer:

There is no guarantee that the unpublished data is still available. To obtain the data and the permission to use it:

  • If it is a work published by NRC, you will have to obtain permission from the General Manager of the portfolio with which the author is/was affiliated. You can obtain the General Manager's contact information via the NRC general inquiry office.
  • If it is a work published by a third party, contact the publisher.

Question: How do I find out if a specific publication has other editions, or if a new edition will be released in the near future?

Answer:

  • For works published by NRC, contact the General Manager of the NRC portfolio responsible for the publication. You can obtain the General Manager's contact information via the NRC general inquiry office.
  • For third party publications, contact the publisher.

Question: How do I contact an author?

Answer:

  • For current NRC-affiliated authors, contact the NRC general inquiry office.
  • For third-party publications, the corresponding contact information may be provided by the publisher on the abstract page or on the full text.
  • Alternatively you can search the Web for an author's current contact information.

Question: How can I receive notification when new records have been added to NRC Publications Archive?

Answer:

To be notified of any new additions please subscribe to our Atom feed. You can also create custom Atom feeds by executing a search and subscribing to the Atom feed of the subsequent search results.


Question: How can I harvest the metadata within the NRC Publications Archive?