On Credibility of Search Results
On March 2nd I wrote an article for the Federated Search Blog: On credibility of search results.
The article asserts that a federated search engine is only as good
as the quality of the content to which it provides access. While the
major consumer-oriented search engines may provide more search results
overall, it is left to the user of the search application to sift
through the search results to identify which content represents
credible scientific and technical information.
OSTI doesn't suffer from this quality issue. As stewards for DOE
research output, OSTI only disseminates the most credible information.
Below are just a few examples of OSTI's commitment to providing only
vetted quality information via its federated search applications.
provides access to only credible information via federated search;
ScienceAccelerator.gov empowers researchers and the science attentive
citizen to search important information resources of the U.S.
Department of Energy's
(DOE's) scientific and technical information.
Science.gov delivers 200 million pages of authoritative U.S. government
science information from 14 federal agencies that participate in the Science.gov Alliance.
At the global level, WorldWideScience.org
serves as a worldwide science portal to the most credible information
from international government agencies and from organizations
sanctioned by their governments.
OSTI grows and the scientific and technical information we provide
expands, the quality of information we provide will always remain high.