About Cahit Arf Information CenterCahit Arf Information Center has been founded as an institute affiliated to TÜBİTAK in 1996.
The Center provides information and document delivery services nationwide, using traditional and electronic means, in order to meet the information needs of academia, public and industrial sectors, and to contribute to the production of scientific information in Turkey.
Cahit Arf Information Center aims:
Information and Document Services
Information and document services Cahit Arf Information Center provides for researchers from various fields are:
Cahit Arf Information Center provides access to:
Turkey Scientific Publication and Citation Indicators
Besides providing access to information and documentation on a national basis, with the purpose of increasing academic publication production activity in Turkey, ULAKBİM carries out bibliometric studies on annual basis to measure scientific publication performance of the country. The objective of these studies is to put forth significant clues for the identification of research priorities according to the needs of the country, and furthermore, to specify fields of science which have yet to achieve sufficient level of development relatively. Studies carried out on this issue are shared with the public both in printed form and on the website of ULAKBIM.
"Web of Science Publication and Citation Lists", which have been published by a robot program developed in ULAKBIM since June 2003, are being presented to users in a new format under the name "Turkey Scientific Publication and Citation Indicators" as of October 2007.
Promotion Program for International Scientific Publications (UBYT)Promotional Program for International Scientific Publications (UBYT) was initiated in 1993 by TÜBİTAK, with the aim of increasing the number of international scientific publications made by researchers in Turkey, pursuant to the decision taken by the Supreme Council of Science & Technology. The program is being carried out in ULAKBİM since March 2006.
Within the UBYT Program, scientific publications in journals included in Science, Social Sciences and Arts & Humanities Citation Indexes (SCI, SSCI, A&HCI) and Journal Citation Reports (ISI-JCR) of researchers working in Turkish institutions are granted incentives, taking into consideration the ISI-JCR's impact factor rankings.
UBYT has substantially reached its aim, and Turkey has gone up from being 34th to 19th in 15 years in international scientific publication listings. In order to increase the quality of Turkey addressed scientific publications as well as the quantity, C group publications in the fields of science (excluding those in social sciences and humanities) are decided to be promoted only once in a year, according to UBYT Payment Principles Item 5, with the decision of TUBITAK Scientific Council nr. 162/01.03.2008, effective from 1st of March, 2008. Thus, it is aimed to increase the number of publications in A and B group journals.
Applications to UBYT Program can be made online, for publications issued in the current year or the previous year, using the link on the website of ULAKBİM. It is required to be a ULAKBIM member for application. The users who already have a ULAKBIM membership can use the same membership data to enter the system.
Subject/Citation Search ServicesULAKBIM provides subject and citation search services for remote users via the "Subject / Citation Search Application System" (KAT) over its website. The system enables remote users who request subject and/or citation searches to be conducted by ULAKBIM subject specialists and librarians over existing information sources to make applications via internet. ULAKBIM membership is required for application. Members can also make document supply applications and keep track of their requests using their account.
Two types of search requests can be made using KAT system:
The documents are sent to the users either by cargo or e-mail as requested. A small fee is charged for remote search services.
Contact address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Union Catalogue of PeriodicalsULAKBIM has created the Union Catalogue with the aim of enabling an effective cooperation and sources sharing among the libraries in Turkey, and is continuing its efforts to increase the number of the universities and institutions within the scope of the catalog.
You can browse publications / journal collections of ULAKBIM, Gazi, Hacettepe, Bilkent and Baskent Universities through a single interface, using the Union Catalogue of Periodicals.
Electronic journals are accessible only through ULAKBIM website, according to Licence agreements.
Document Delivery SystemResearchers can get Document Delivery Services using either:
National Document Delivery System (UBSS)UBSS is the system enabling remote users all over the country to make document delivery requests, without visiting the center.
Users need to create a membership account for themselves in the system and perform their transactions over this account. Requests arriving at the Center with UBSS are provided primarily from ULAKBIM information sources, and other information centers within the country and abroad. Photocopies of documents are sent to users' addresses by post or cargo.
Requests for theses made abroad (Please apply to YÖK for theses made in Turkey), international standards, and project reports can also be made over UBSS.
Article Request SystemThis system is for users who prefer to come to the center to pick up the photocopies of the articles they request from ULAKBIM Periodicals Collection. It enables users to identify their requests electronically beforehand, performing a catalogue check with the .transaction number. provided by MIS. Requests recorded in the system are kept for two weeks. The researchers must come to the center to finalize their requests. Then they can fetch the articles they specified in less than an hour.
Reader's HallReaders may visit the Center and use the terminals in ULAKBIM Library to
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Cahit Arf Information Center, Reader's Hall:
Periodical Publications Archives:
Service Hours and Route
YÖK-ÖSYM services are available for access to ULAKBIM. Service hours and routes are as follows:
Ulus-YÖK Route: ULUS Merkez Bankası Karşısı Metro Durağı Önü - Opera - Sıhhiye Köprüsü - Kızılay Tüp Geçit - M.E.B. Tüp Geçit - Karayolları Yol Danışma - Milli Kütüphane - Varan Tesisleri - Bilkent Köprüsü - YÖK