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The Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI) is a component of the Office of Science
Office of Science
The Office of Science is a component of the United States Department of Energy . The Office of Science is the lead federal agency supporting fundamental scientific research for energy and the Nation’s largest supporter of basic research in the physical sciences...

 within the U.S. Department of Energy
United States Department of Energy
The United States Department of Energy is a Cabinet-level department of the United States government concerned with the United States' policies regarding energy and safety in handling nuclear material...

 (DOE). The Energy Policy Act
Energy Policy Act of 2005
The Energy Policy Act of 2005 is a bill passed by the United States Congress on July 29, 2005, and signed into law by President George W. Bush on August 8, 2005, at Sandia National Laboratories in Albuquerque, New Mexico...

PL 109-58, Section 982, called out the responsibility of OSTI: “The Secretary, through the Office of Scientific and Technical Information, shall maintain with the Department publicly available collections of scientific and technical information resulting from research, development, demonstration, and commercial applications activities supported by the Department.”

Resources


OSTI provides access to energy, science, and technology information through publicly available web-based systems, with supporting tools and technologies to enable information search, retrieval and re-use.

Science information resources freely available for public use

  • DOE Information Bridge provides access to over 263,000 fully searchable, full-text technical reports documenting the results of DOE-sponsored research.
  • DOE R&D Accomplishments highlights outcomes of past DOE research and development which have had significant economic impact, improved people’s lives, or been widely recognized as a remarkable advance in science.
  • DOE R&D Project Summaries contains information on more than 46,000 ongoing or recently completed DOE-sponsored research projects.
  • DOE Data Explorer searches collections of DOE scientific research data, such as computer simulations, figures and plots, interactive maps, multimedia, numeric files and scientific images.
  • DOepatents provides a searchable database of patent information resulting from DOE-sponsored research and development.
  • DOE Green Energy provides a portal to green energy DOE technical report literature about various forms of green energy, including solar, wind, bioenergy, and others.
  • Energy Science and Technology Software Center provides a searchable database of DOE's centralized software management facility.
  • Energy Citations Database
    Energy Citations Database
    The Energy Citations Database was created in 2001 in order to make scientific literature citations, and electronic documents, publicly accessible from U.S. Department of Energy , and its predecessor agencies, at no cost to the user. This database also contains all the unclassified materials...

     offers over 2.3 million bibliographic records of DOE scientific and technical information from 1943 to the present, with links to full-text when available.
  • Science Conference Proceedings provides single-query searching of conference papers and proceedings on multiple websites and databases.
  • Federal R&D Project Summaries provides cross-search of more than 800,000 R&D project summaries in databases at DOE and eight other leading science agencies.
  • E-Print Network: Research Communications for Scientists and Engineers provides single-query searching of over 5.5 million e-print documents in basic and applied sciences residing on over 34,000 websites, as well as a deep web search across 52 major e-print databases.
  • EDUconnections, highlights university research departments and libraries across the nation to increase awareness of DOE's valuable scientific and technical information.
  • EnergyFiles, the Energy Science and Technology Virtual Library, provides single-query access to over 500 databases and websites containing information and resources pertaining to science and technology of interest to DOE, with an emphasis on the physical sciences.
  • Science Accelerator provides single-query searching of important information resources of DOE scientific and technical information.
  • ScienceEducation.gov is a search engine for federally-funded Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) education resources.
  • Science.gov
    Science.gov
    Science.gov is a web portal and search engine . Using federated search technology, Science.gov serves as a gateway to U.S. government science information and research results...

     OSTI hosts this USA.gov science portal in collaboration with 18 organizations within 14 Federal science agencies. These agencies are also members of CENDI
    CENDI
    CENDI is an interagency group of senior Scientific and Technical Information managers from 14 United States federal agencies. CENDI managers cooperate by exchanging information and ideas, collaborating to address common issues, and undertaking joint initiatives...

    , a cooperative group of scientific and technical information (STI) managers from the 14 federal agencies and programs. Science.gov provides a gateway to over 2,000 websites and offers deep web searching of more than 45 databases containing science information and R&D results.
  • WorldWideScience.org
    WorldWideScience
    WorldWideScience.org is a global science search engine designed to accelerate scientific discovery and progress by accelerating the sharing of scientific knowledge...

     provides a global science gateway through a multilateral partnership to enable federated searching of national and international scientific databases and portals.


OSTI's entire line of electronic products may be accessed through its home page at www.osti.gov, where users may search multiple databases from the Science Accelerator with one query.

Related legislation

  • 1946 - Atomic Energy Act
    Atomic Energy Act
    Atomic Energy Act is a stock short title used for legislation in the United Kingdom and the United States relating to nuclear power and, or alternatively, nuclear weapons production....

    PL 79-585 (created the U.S. Atomic Energy Commission
    United States Atomic Energy Commission
    The United States Atomic Energy Commission was an agency of the United States government established after World War II by Congress to foster and control the peace time development of atomic science and technology. President Harry S...

    )
  • 1954 - Atomic Energy Act Amendments
    Atomic Energy Act
    Atomic Energy Act is a stock short title used for legislation in the United Kingdom and the United States relating to nuclear power and, or alternatively, nuclear weapons production....

     PL 83-703
  • 1974 - Energy Reorganization Act of 1974
    Energy Reorganization Act of 1974
    The Energy Reorganization Act of 1974 is a United States federal law that established the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Under the Atomic Energy Act of 1954, a single agency, the U.S. Atomic Energy Commission, had responsibility for the development and production of nuclear weapons and for both...

    PL 93-438 (Split the AEC into the Energy Research and Development Administration
    Energy Research and Development Administration
    The United States Energy Research and Development Administration was a United States government organization formed from the split of the Atomic Energy Commission in 1975...

     and the Nuclear Regulatory Commission
    Nuclear Regulatory Commission
    The Nuclear Regulatory Commission is an independent agency of the United States government that was established by the Energy Reorganization Act of 1974 from the United States Atomic Energy Commission, and was first opened January 19, 1975...

    )
  • 1977 - Department of Energy Organization Act PL 95-91 (Dismantled ERDA and replaced it with the Department of Energy)
  • 2005 - Energy Policy Act
    Energy Policy Act of 2005
    The Energy Policy Act of 2005 is a bill passed by the United States Congress on July 29, 2005, and signed into law by President George W. Bush on August 8, 2005, at Sandia National Laboratories in Albuquerque, New Mexico...

    PL 109-58
  • 2007 - America COMPETES Act
    America COMPETES Act
    The America Creating Opportunities to Meaningfully Promote Excellence in Technology, Education, and Science Act of 2007 or America COMPETES Act was signed by President Bush and became law on 9 August 2007. This was an Act, "To invest in innovation through research and development, and to improve...

    PL 110-69
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