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

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.


The Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Scientific and Technical Information (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.



DOE Science Resources


SciTech Connect

Find technical reports, bibliographic citations, journal articles, conference papers, books, multimedia, software, 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 70 years of scientific and technical information from DOE and DOE predecessor agencies.  There are over 2.75 million citations, including citations to nearly 1.5 million journal articles, 471,000 of which have digital object identifiers (DOIs) linking to full-text articles on publishers’ websites.  SciTech Connect also has over 410,000 full-text DOE sponsored STI documents.  More information is available at SciTech Connect.


Search the DOE Public Access Gateway for Energy and ScienceBeta (DOE PAGESBeta) for scholarly publications, including peer-reviewed journal articles and accepted manuscripts, resulting from DOE-funded research.  More information is available at DOE PAGESBeta.

DOE Data Explorer

Locate DOE's collections of scientific research data and also retrieve individual datasets submitted by data centers, repositories, and other organizations within the Department.  The DOE Data Explorer database includes collection citations prepared by OSTI, as well as citations for the individual, submitted datasets.  More information is available at DOE Data Explorer.


Explore more than 3,700 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 ScienceCinema.


Search over 35,000 patents resulting from DOE-sponsored R&D.  More information is available at DOepatents.

DOE R&D Accomplishments

Discover outcomes of past DOE R&D that have had significant economic impact, improved people’s lives, or been widely recognized as remarkable advances 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.

Energy Science and Technology Software Center

Search and acquire scientific and technical software representing the latest in federally funded technology.  The Energy Science and Technology Software Center distributes over 2,000 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.

National Library of EnergyBeta

Search this gateway to information across DOE in 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.  NLEBeta makes it possible to search DOE databases, collections, and website information, a total of more than 25 million pages, via a single query.  More information is available at National Library of EnergyBeta.



U.S. Federal Science Information (in partnership with federal science agencies)


OSTI hosts this interagency collaboration of 17 U.S. government science organizations within 15 federal agencies.  Launched in 2002, Science.gov is a gateway to over 2,200 scientific websites, 60 scientific databases, and 200 million pages of science information that can be searched with just one query.  Content includes text-based and multimedia information, as well as research data.  More information is available at Science.gov.




Global Science Information (in partnership with global science counterparts)


OSTI hosts this international gateway to approximately 100 national science collections from more than 70 participating nations.  This resource offers simultaneous, real-time searching of the most current information from around the world in fields such as energy, medicine, agriculture, environment, and basic sciences.  Multilingual translation capabilities are available for ten languages: Arabic, Chinese, English, French, German, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish.  Content includes text-based and multimedia information, as well as research data.  More information is available at WorldWideScience.org.


OSTI hosts this international gateway that allows targeted searching of over 1,000 websites and databases with energy-related content, both current and retrospective collections.  Results are available in four languages:  English, German, Spanish, and Swedish.  More information is available at WorldWideEnergy.org.


Last updated on Monday 18 April 2016