Catalogue of Collections
Office of Scientific and Technical Information
Office of Science
U.S. Department of Energy
OSTI extends the reach and impact of DOE research results and brings the world’s research to DOE.
OSTI fulfills the agency’s responsibilities to collect, preserve, and disseminate scientific and technical information (STI) emanating from DOE research and development (R&D) activities. In addition to agency enabling legislation, this mandate is emphasized in Section 982 of the Energy Policy Act of 2005, “The Secretary, through the Office of Scientific and Technical Information, shall maintain within the Department publicly available collections of scientific and technical information resulting from research, development, demonstration, and commercial applications supported by the Department.”
Today OSTI provides access to scientific and technical information using web-based searchable databases, offering ever-expanding sources of R&D information to DOE, the research community and the science-attentive public. The databases offer search simplicity as well as advanced capabilities, such as customized alerts, results displayed in relevance rank and downloadable search results for a broad array of scientific information related to DOE missions. OSTI works with DOE program offices, field offices, national labs, and grantees to acquire the STI from Departmental R&D. Through OSTI web products, these R&D results are accessed over 400 million times annually.
DOE Science Resources
One-stop, easy access to information in DOE’s four broad topic areas: science and R&D; energy and technology for industry and homeowners; energy market information and analysis; and nuclear security and environmental management. More information is available at National Library of Energy.
Find technical reports, bibliographic citations, journal articles, conference papers, books, multimedia and data information sponsored by DOE through a grant, contract, cooperative agreement, or similar type of funding mechanism from the 1940s to today.
SciTech Connect incorporates the contents of two of the most popular core DOE collections – DOE Information Bridge and Energy Citations Database – and employs an innovative semantic search tool enabling scientists, researchers and the scientifically attentive public to retrieve more relevant information. SciTech Connect contains over 65 years of scientific and technical information from DOE and DOE predecessor agencies, plus energy-related publications of interest to DOE. There are over 2.5 million citations, including citations to 1.4 million journal articles, 364,000 of which have digital object identifiers (DOIs) linking to full-text articles on publishers’ websites. SciTech Connect also has over 313,000 full-text DOE sponsored STI reports; most of these are post-1991, but close to 85,000 of the reports were published prior to 1990. Consolidated in SciTech Connect, DOE Information Bridge and Energy Citations accounted for approximately half of the 300 million transactions OSTI handled in 2012. More information is available at SciTech Connect.
Locate collections of scientific research data and multimedia generated in the course of DOE-funded research. More information is available at DOE Data Explorer.
Explore more than 3,000 multimedia scientific videos from DOE national laboratories, other DOE research facilities and CERN (European Organization for Nuclear Research), using speech-recognition search technology. More information is available at Science Cinema.
Search over 30,000 patents resulting from DOE-sponsored R&D. More information is available at DOE Patents.
Discover outcomes of past DOE R&D that have had significant economic impact, improved people’s lives or been widely recognized as a remarkable advance in science. DOE R&D Accomplishments includes information about Nobel Prize-winning researchers associated with DOE or its predecessor agencies. More information is available at DOE R&D Accomplishments.
Search DOE national laboratory technology transfer websites and databases. More information is available at DOE Tech Transfer Information.
Search and acquire scientific and technical software representing the latest in federal funded technology. The Energy Science and Technology Software Center distributes over 1,700 scientific and technical software packages developed by DOE contractors, national laboratories and other facilities. More information is available at Energy Science and Technology Software Center.
Access journal article pre-publication drafts, scholarly papers and more. E-Print Network searches over 5.5 million e-prints, over 35,000 websites, over 3,100 scholarly societies and over 50 databases in basic and applied science. More information is available at E-Print Network.
OSTI hosts this interagency collaboration of 17 U.S. government science organizations within 13 federal agencies. Launched in 2002, Science.gov is a gateway to over 2,100 scientific websites, 55 scientific databases and 200 million pages of science information that can be searched with just one query. More information is available at Science.gov.
OSTI hosts this international gateway to more than 80 national science collections from more than 70 participating nations. This resource offers the most current information from around the world in fields such as energy, medicine, agriculture, environment, and basic sciences. Results are available in 10 languages: Arabic, Chinese, English, French, German, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish. More information is available at WorldWideScience.org.
OSTI serves as the operating agent and the U.S. representative for an implementing agreement under the International Energy Agency (IEA) where more than a dozen countries from North and South America, Europe, Asia, and Africa exchange energy research, technology, and development information. More information is available at Energy Technology Data Exchange.
OSTI represents the U.S. in the multilateral International Nuclear Information System (INIS) under the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), which results in U.S. citizens having access to the INIS database containing over 3 million records on nuclear science and technology. For more information and access, go to International Nuclear Information System.