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

Media Contact For immediate release
Cathey Daniels September 15, 2008

Science.gov Releases Version 5.0

More Science for Your Query

Oak Ridge, TN Science.gov has added valuable content, now offering even more science information and search results for your query. Version 5.0, released today, searches 200 million pages of scientific information and provides links to related EurekAlert! Science News and Wikipedia information on your science topics of interest. In addition, Science.gov offers "clustering" of results by subtopics or dates to more easily target searches and provides the capability to easily download search results into personal files or citation software. The Alerts and Email Search Results services have been updated.

"For those who need reliable science information, and need it now, Science.gov is the search site of choice," said Eleanor Frierson, Deputy Director, National Agricultural Library and co-chair of the Science.gov Alliance. "With the addition of seven databases, the content just keeps getting richer. In fact, we've quadrupled the science information available - so you get a lot more science for your query, without all the web noise."

Tom Lahr, Deputy Associate Chief Biologist for Information, U.S. Geological Survey, and co-chair of the Science.gov Alliance, noted that Version 5.0 will help researchers, librarians, teachers, and citizens find the science information they need. "Librarians and researchers will appreciate that Science.gov results can now be more easily imported, and the Wikipedia links and Eureka News features will be a bonus for everyone who wants additional science information."

New content includes DOepatents, with thousands of patents resulting from U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) research and development; DOE R&D Accomplishments, with documents and bibliographic citations of DOE accomplishments; E-print Network, with millions of scientific e-prints from around the world; HSDB Hazardous Substances Data Bank, with comprehensive, peer-reviewed toxicology data for thousands of chemicals; Cancer.gov, with cancer-related information of all kinds for all audiences; PubMed Central, a digital archive of biomedical and life sciences journal literature; and TOXLINE Toxicology Bibliographic Information, with information on toxicological effects of drugs and other chemicals.

Science.gov searches authoritative science information from more than 1,800 websites and from deep web databases out of reach of conventional search engines, and returns results in relevance ranked order. The information is free and no registration is required.

Science.gov is the gateway to reliable science and technology information from 17 organizations within 13 federal science agencies, including the Departments of Agriculture, Commerce, Defense, Education, Energy, Health and Human Services, and the Interior, the Environmental Protection Agency, the Government Printing Office, the Library of Congress, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration and the National Science Foundation, with support from the National Archives and Records Administration. These agencies make up the Science.gov Alliance.

Science.gov is hosted by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI) and supported by CENDI an interagency working group of senior scientific and technical information managers from 13 U.S. federal agencies. Science.gov was launched December 5, 2002, connecting citizens to government science as never before. Science.gov is the U.S. contribution to WorldWideScience.org.