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Search Tools

The Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI) fulfills the Department of Energy (DOE) responsibility to collect, preserve, and disseminate research and development (R&D) results emanating from DOE funding.  Through our search tools and services, we ensure the Department’s R&D information is publicly available and also useful to the DOE research community.

Primary Search Tool

OSTI.GOV is the primary search tool for DOE science, technology, and engineering research information. OSTI.GOV contains over 70 years of scientific and technical information from DOE and DOE predecessor agencies, and it employs an innovative semantic search tool enabling scientists, researchers, and the public to retrieve more relevant information. OSTI.GOV has about 3 million total records.

Science, technology, and engineering research information funded by DOE


Specialized Search Tools for Specific Resources

DOE Public Access Gateway for Energy and Science (DOE PAGES) is the search tool for scholarly publications, including peer-reviewed journal articles and accepted manuscripts, resulting from DOE-funded research.

Scholarly scientific publications resulting from DOE-funded research

DOE Data Explorer is the search tool for DOE-funded datasets, data collections, and data projects.

Scientific research data resulting from DOE-funded research

DOE CODE is DOE’s new software services platform and search tool, replacing ESTSC. DOE CODE allows users to submit code, offers repository services, and discovery of DOE-funded software.

Open source, submission and search tool for DOE-funded software (under development)

DOepatents is a comprehensive, search tool of patent information resulting from DOE-funded research and development (R&D). Included here are patents that DOE sponsored through a variety of funding mechanisms, including grants, contracts, or cooperative agreements.

Patents resulting from DOE-funded research

Science Cinema is the search tool for multimedia scientific videos and audio files from DOE national laboratories, other DOE research facilities, and CERN (European Organization for Nuclear Research), using speech-recognition search technology.

Scientific videos featuring DOE-funded research 


Federated U.S. Agency and International Scientific and Technical Information Search Tools

This interagency initiative of science organizations at 15 U.S. federal agencies provides a search of over 200 million pages of scientific and technical information with just one query.

U.S. government funded science information

WorldWideScience.org is an international gateway to approximately 100 national science collections from more than 70 participating nations.

Global science gateway



DOE Office of Science Only

SC e-journals provides the Office of Science (SC) management and staff electronic access to over 1,600 key peer-reviewed scientific journals of broad interest to the Department as well as subject-specific titles.

Scientific journal access


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