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

Virtual library of Energy-related research info revamped and ready for searchers


EnergyFiles has been revamped and now searches over 50 databases of science information in fields relevant to the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). Topics include biology and medicine, fission and nuclear technologies, geophysics, materials science, mathematics, renewable energy, and more. You can search EnergyFiles with a single query at the homepage, or utilize the advanced search for more customized results. You can also browse useful links related to each subject, including links to relevant organizations, conference information, and reference materials. Over 25% of the resources point to DOE-funded research information. EnergyFiles was the first known federal government federated search engine and was listed in 2005 as a top search portal by the Association of College and Research Libraries.


Improvements include:

  • A one-stop search of all EnergyFiles resources
  • Ranking of results based on relevance
  • Clustering of results by subtopics, authors, and dates
  • Sorting options by rank, date, title, author, and limiting by source
  • Daily, weekly, or monthly alerts of new information in your areas of interest
  • Eureka News results related to your search terms
  • Mark & send option for emailing results to friends and colleagues
  • Download capabilities

Last updated on Tuesday 17 September 2013