Documentation and Information Center of the Institute of Subtropical Agriculture (ISA), the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), was established in 1978. Its collection emphasizes information resources on agriculture Science and Technology in the Subtropical region. The collection includes both printed and electronic resources, such as books, periodicals, dissertations, full-text e-journals, electronic databases and e-books.
In addition to its function in collecting information, the Documentation and Information Center also provides information services to its users. The library organizes a series of training courses about the use of library resources and services. Examples of topics covered include document retrieval and utilization, online database searching, and software applications. The Center not only services the ISA but it also provides access toresearchers around the country. It also conducts services such as information analysis and online referencing by the way of QQ.
In order to best suit the needs of researchers and students, the Documentation and Information Center aims at developing a good information service based on research, and strives to strengthen its resources and innovate its services .