Accelerating Science Discovery - Join the Discussion

Catch up on research info while you wait

by Tim Byrne Tim Byrne on Mon, 13 Jun, 2011

Standing in line at the DMV, sitting in the waiting room at the doctor’s office, commuting to work on the bus or train, waiting for a meeting to start, whenever and wherever you get the urge to do a little energy-related research, you can do so now with your mobile phone via OSTI Mobile at m.osti.gov.

OSTI Mobile allows you to search technical reports, journal articles, conference papers, data files, multimedia, software, project summaries, patents, and e-prints from a number of OSTI databases, including Energy Citations Database, Information Bridge, ScienceCinema, DOepatents andDOE Green Energy. Search results for a variety of resource types are available, or the results can be limited to specific formats.  You can search for videos highlighting scientific research from Department of Energy (DOE) labs and CERN found in ScienceCinema.  Innovative patents resulting from DOE-sponsored research appearing in DOEpatents can be found.  Choose your search terms to retrieve citations on renewable energy and energy efficiency from DOE Green Energy.  Close to 280,000 full-text STI reports are easily accessible, and over 2.4 million energy-related citations are conveniently available whenever and wherever.

OSTI Mobile is also helpful if you just want to learn more about OSTI.  Navigation buttons guide you to mobile versions of several OSTI sites.  OSTI News will give you the latest developments on OSTI databases and search tools.  OSTIblog contains posts, like this one, on science communication, technology, and OSTI products.  You can also check out some YouTube videos about OSTI, see what OSTI is tweeting about, or become part of the OSTI Facebook family.

Additional features include:

  • Scalable search, results and bibliographic metadata information pages
  • Access to full text (PDF or multimedia)
  • Email results of metadata, full text or EndNote format

The development of OSTI Mobile serves to continue OSTI’s mission to advance science and sustain technological creativity by making R&D findings available and useful to Department of Energy (DOE) researchers and the public by providing instant and reliable access regardless of location or circumstances. We hope you try OSTI Mobile, then hit the Contact Us button and let us know what you think.

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Senior Outreach Librarian with over thirty years of experience working in academic libraries with government information and technical reports.

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