Science.gov launches a new version

A new version of Science.gov — a free, single-search gateway for science and technology information from 17 organizations in 13 federal science agencies — was launched recently.

Science.gov 5.0 lets users to search additional collections of science resources. It also makes it easier to target searches and find links to information on a variety of science topics. The Energy Department hosts the site that was announced Sept. 15.

The new version of the Web gateway has seven new databases and portals which allow researchers access to more than 200 million pages of scientific information. New information available includes thousands of patents from Energy Department research and development, documents and bibliographic citations of DOE accomplishments, the department said.

Science.gov 5.0 also has a clustering tool which helps target searches by grouping results, by subtopics or dates.The new version of the Web site also provides links to related EurekAlert! Science News and Wikipedia, and provides the capability to download research results into personal files or citation software.

Science.gov is hosted by DOE’s Office of Scientific and Technical Information in DOE’s Office of Science. It is supported by contributing members of the Science.gov Alliance that include the Agriculture, Commerce, Defense, Education, Health and Human Services, and Interior departments, the Environmental Protection Agency, the Government Printing Office, the Library of Congress, NASA and the National Science Foundation.

About the Author

Doug Beizer is a staff writer for Federal Computer Week.

Featured

  • Cybersecurity

    DHS floats 'collective defense' model for cybersecurity

    Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen wants her department to have a more direct role in defending the private sector and critical infrastructure entities from cyberthreats.

  • Defense
    Defense Secretary James Mattis testifies at an April 12 hearing of the House Armed Services Committee.

    Mattis: Cloud deal not tailored for Amazon

    On Capitol Hill, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis sought to quell "rumors" that the Pentagon's planned single-award cloud acquisition was designed with Amazon Web Services in mind.

  • Census
    shutterstock image

    2020 Census to include citizenship question

    The Department of Commerce is breaking with recent practice and restoring a question about respondent citizenship last used in 1950, despite being urged not to by former Census directors and outside experts.

Stay Connected

FCW Update

Sign up for our newsletter.

I agree to this site's Privacy Policy.