One of the nice features of SciTech Connect is the ability to filter search results by subject and author. On the Search Results page, these filters are midway down the left side.
The full SciTech Connect database contains over 2.5 million citations. Filtering the full database by subject [23 MB AVI] shows the top subject in the database to be materials science with 184,200 citations. Not too far down the top ten list you will also find materials with another 127,916 citations.
On August 14, 2003, a software bug at a utility company brought New York City to its knees, and the resulting cascading effect ultimately forced the shutdown of more than 100 power plants (read more). Approximately 50 million people in 8 U.S. states and Canada experienced the worst blackout in North American history.
Research has been ongoing at the Department of Energy to improve our electrical grid’s reliability to ensure history is not repeated.
DOE R&D Accomplishments is a unique website and database in the OSTI collection. For over 14 years, special Feature pages have been methodically researched and useful information collected on scientists, discoveries, and historical events to include in this searchable resource. It is a rich source of DOE trivia unto itself.
The redesign of OSTIblog makes it easier to find and view blog articles. The OSTIblog home screen now displays the title, image and opening paragraph for the last five articles. Earlier articles can be paged through, again viewing five per page.
The new menu bar has tabs for Topics, Authors, and Archive. The Topics tab allows users to browse OSTIblog articles assigned to one of four topic areas: Personal Perspectives, Products and Content, Science Communications, and Technology. There is also an option to browse by the name of an OSTI database, search tool or other product. The last choice under the Topics tab is to browse OSTIblog articles by subject tags.
Throughout our history, the Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI) has worked to make authoritative science information ever more efficiently available to researchers and the public alike. Our core mission – ensuring access to and preservation of U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) research results – has not changed. But the technology we apply to that mission has changed a lot over the past 20 years. By adopting Internet technology carefully and early, pioneering new advances in that technology to meet our needs and partnering with other stakeholders in the scientific and technical information community (STI), OSTI aspires to achieve our mission better than ever before.