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

Cathey Daniels, (865) 576-9539
March 1, 2006

Science.gov Alerts Help Track Latest Science Information

Oak Ridge, TN — The Science.gov Alert Service has been updated to take advantage of the new Science.gov 3.0 query capabilities. The Alert Service tracks the latest information on your science topics of interest and delivers that information to your desktop e-mail each Monday. The Alert Service is free, and registration is available at the Science.gov home page.

New Science.gov query capabilities allow you to better define your search terms by using phrases, date ranges and more. Once you have defined your search terms and set your alert, Science.gov will do your searching for you and report results to your account each week.

To sign up for the Science.gov Alert Service from the Science.gov homepage, select Alerts and create an account and define your search criteria. The first Alerts set will include retrospective information; then weekly emails will deliver new information.

Science.gov promotes knowledge diffusion and global discovery by breaking through traditional boundaries in science organizations to search across multiple science agencies representing over 96 percent of the U.S. federal R&D budget. Science.gov drills down into hard-to-find research information collections, spanning close to 50 million pages of R&D results. More than 1,800 government information resources and 30 major databases on a wide variety of scientific topics are available - all in one place and searchable with just a single search (or query).

Science.gov is hosted by the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI). The Science.gov Alliance is a collaboration of 12 federal agencies, including the Departments of Agriculture, Commerce, Defense, Education, Energy, Health and Human Services and the Interior, as well as the U.S. 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.