Science.gov is a gateway to government science information and research results. Currently in its fifth generation, Science.gov provides a search of over 55 scientific databases and 200 million pages of science information with just one query, and is a gateway to over 2100 scientific Websites (see Science.gov fact sheet).
Science.gov is an interagency initiative of 19 U.S. government science organizations within 15 Federal Agencies. These agencies form the voluntary Science.gov Alliance which governs Science.gov.
Science.gov 5.0 provides the ultimate science search through a variety of features and abilities, including:
Science.gov is also available to the Spanish-speaking public as Ciencia.Science.gov, covering the same breadth and depth in science. Integrating Microsoft’s Translator, Spanish-language queries to Science.gov are automatically translated into English; searches of U.S. databases and websites are performed; and results can then be translated into Spanish. This represents an innovative use of existing commercial technology to broaden public access to federal science information.
The content for Science.gov is contributed by participating agencies committed to serving the information needs of the science-attentive citizen, including science professionals, students and teachers, and the business community. Many of these agencies are members of CENDI, which provides administrative support and coordination for Science.gov. Science.gov and the Science.gov Alliance were formed in response to the April 2001 workshop, “Strengthening the Public Information Infrastructure for Science.”
The “Explore Selected Science Websites by Topic” portion of the site is maintained by the CENDI Secretariat. The Science.gov Website search, internship search and “deepweb” search are maintained by the Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI), located in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, which also hosts the Science.gov website.
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