by Lorrie Johnson on Tue, 13 Oct, 2009
In a world replete with information sources and options, it is imperative to offer users something unique. WorldWideScience.org (WWS.org), a federated search product that currently provides a single point of access to 61 scientific databases and portals from more than 60 countries, is a remarkably unique scientific discovery tool. Representing more than three-fourths of the world’s population, WWS.org enables access to over 400 million pages of science from around the globe. Many of the databases searched through WWS.org are not well known outside their originating countries and are not easily accessible through typical commercial search engines. In fact, a recent analysis indicated that WWS.org results, when compared to Google and Google Scholar results, were unique approximately 96.5 % of the time. Some examples of the wide range of information that a user might find on WWS.org are:
Of course, there are many, many more examples from both well-known and much lesser known national databases. Through WWS.org, users can truly gain access to a vast quantity of information, all with a single query on their topic of interest!