by Valerie Allen on Fri, December 03, 2010
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:
- Users can now access their alerts accounts from their alerts email. It is much easier to modify or delete alerts.
- Users can now choose to receive daily alerts instead of just weekly.
- Users can now download directly to RefWorks or EndNote (citation management software) in addition to just the .RIS format.
The Federal Register (FR) and Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) are now automatically searched through the main search page; they can be individually searched through the advanced search page.
But wait, there’s more!
A Science.gov widget is now available to add to your site. By doing so, you and your users will be able to easily search 45 authoritative federal databases and over 2000 science websites with one search and without navigating away from your website. Consider downloading and installing the Science.gov widget to provide access to 200 million pages of additional science information in a convenient way. This is a great tool for libraries and academic institutions!