U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science Office of Scientific and Technical Information


Distributed Search


This search example demonstrates the power of our distributed search feature. As the title suggests, it gives the user a "one-stop" searching capability, where you can search all of ETDEWEB as well as up to six additional sources, which represent over 50 million pages of R&D output. For the most part, these are energy-focused sources, such as the Danish Energy R&D projects, IEA's information center, and the French Petroleum Institute. Some are very broad and include multiple scientific disciplines, such as CORDIS (the EU's R&D database), Science.gov, and Science Conferences. The default option is to search all of these sources, but you can also uncheck certain boxes if you don't want to search a particular source. This sample search uses the term "low-energy buildings."