Where Do I Find It?
OSTI is the Department of Energy’s Office of Scientific and Technical Information, whose mission is to advance science by making scientific and technical information (STI) broadly available.
To accomplish this, OSTI provides an array of web tools and capabilities designed to deliver science to desktops everywhere.
At the OSTI website, www.osti.gov, you’ll find access to everything I’ll show you today and more.
Why does OSTI have so much of It??
In 2007, OSTI celebrated its 60th anniversary. Since the time of the Manhattan Project, OSTI, located in Oak Ridge, TN, has been the repository for DOE scientific and technical information (STI). Years ago, as in many libraries, the information was available and distributed in paper and then in microfiche. Since the 1970s, our databases - full of citations for DOE STI, journal articles, conference proceedings and more - have continued to grow. In the late 1990s, our databases became searchable online. Along with today’s electronic information, we are striving to scan the almost 1M paper and microfiche documents available in our vault and making it available online as well.