Cathey Daniels, (865) 576-9539
March 1, 2006 Alerts Help Track Latest Science Information

Oak Ridge, TN — The Alert Service has been updated to take advantage of the new 3.0 query capabilities. The Alert Service tracks the latest information on your science topics of interest and delivers that information to your desktop e-mail each Monday. The Alert Service is free, and registration is available at the home page.

New query capabilities allow you to better define your search terms by using phrases, date ranges and more. Once you have defined your search terms and set your alert, will do your searching for you and report results to your account each week.

To sign up for the Alert Service from the homepage, select Alerts and create an account and define your search criteria. The first Alerts set will include retrospective information; then weekly emails will deliver new information. promotes knowledge diffusion and global discovery by breaking through traditional boundaries in science organizations to search across multiple science agencies representing over 96 percent of the U.S. federal R&D budget. drills down into hard-to-find research information collections, spanning close to 50 million pages of R&D results. More than 1,800 government information resources and 30 major databases on a wide variety of scientific topics are available - all in one place and searchable with just a single search (or query). is hosted by the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI). The Alliance is a collaboration of 12 federal agencies, including the Departments of Agriculture, Commerce, Defense, Education, Energy, Health and Human Services and the Interior, as well as the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the Government Printing Office, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, and the National Science Foundation, with support from the National Archives and Records Administration.