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

Cathey Daniels, (865) 576-9539
May 2, 2006

Science.gov Adds NSDL to Collection

Oak Ridge, TN —Science.gov has added the National Science Digital Library (NSDL) to its collection. Patrons can now search more than 28 science databases and over 1,800 science Web sites at Science.gov, plus the 1.1 million records of science, technology, engineering and mathematics education resources at NSDL, with just one click.

The NSDL was created by the National Science Foundation to provide access to exemplary resources for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics education and research. NSDL is designed primarily for K-16 educators.

Science.gov, hosted by the DOE Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI), includes approximately 50 million pages of research and development results from a wide range of categories. These include agriculture and food, applied sciences and technologies, astronomy and space, biology and nature, computers and communications, earth and ocean sciences, energy and energy conservation, environment and environmental quality, health and medicine, math, physics and chemistry, and natural resources and conservation.

Science.gov is a collaboration of 12 federal science agencies: The Departments of Agriculture, Commerce, Defense, Education, Energy, Health and Human Services, and the Interior, the Environmental Protection Agency, the Government Printing Office, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, and the National Science Foundation, with support from the National Archives and Records Administration.