Ten years ago this month Science.gov was launched! The cross-agency portal was created to break down the stovepipes of science information, knowing that it is difficult to know which federal agency holds what information. Thanks to longtime relationships between the agency senior information managers of CENDI as well as a partnership with USA.gov, and with the efforts of many, many supporters, a unique and grassroots project was undertaken and still provides an important service today. A special thanks to our Science.gov Alliance co-chairs during these years: Eleanor Frierson, NAL/USDA (retired); Tom Lahr, NBII/USGS (retired); Cindy Etkin, GPO; Tina Gheen, LOC; Annie Simpson, USGS.
We’ve made tracking a science topic in key DOE/OSTI resources easy with the Science Accelerator Alerts service. It's as simple as first registering for Science Accelerator Alerts and then proceeding along one of the following channels:
1) conduct a search on your chosen topic/author and then select the 'Create an Alert' button on the search results page;
Have you noticed that navigating through Science.gov is faster than before? We completed a major software upgrade the week prior to Thanksgiving in which highly technical improvements were made to the site. While many of the improvements are “behind the scenes” some you might notice are:
Science.gov has an updated look this week to make room for enhancements. The enhancements will both faciliate use and awareness of Science.gov and highlight findings and activities of the participating agencies.
Want to share or save a permanent link on Science.gov via social networking sites such as Twitter and Facebook? There is now a sharing and bookmarking toolbar on the main Science.gov page as well as on each subject page .
Science.gov is a one-stop portal for federal government science information.Over 200 million pages of science information from 14 federal agencies may be searched through a single query.How far we have come in the past decade!
The first thing you'll notice is the new main page design. The same elements are there, but reconfigured to update the website look and feel. We have also added seven deep web sources (see DOE press release) into the search.