Search Scientific Journals Online
Believe it or not, researching hundreds
of scientific journal articles can now be quick, easy
and free with the exciting new public search service called
The Department of Energys (DOE)
Office of Science and the Government Printing Office (GPO) teamed
up to develop a new web resource, PubSCIENCE, that opened
on October 1, 1999. GPO is sponsoring the public access of PubSCIENCE
through its GPO Access Web site.
PubSCIENCE focuses on the physical
sciences and other energy-related disciplines. Dr. Walter L. Warnick,
Director of the Office of Scientific and Technical Information,
says "PubSCIENCE was modeled after the highly recognized
PubMed, which covers medical sciences and, like PubMed,
will continue to expand with the vision of becoming a comprehensive
compendium of searchable, published information about the physical
sciences and other disciplines of concern to DOE."
Its Easy to Search
easy-to-use search system provides the scientific and educational
community a long-needed resource to quickly identify and locate
peer-reviewed journal articles. Scientists and educators will no
longer have to search through multiple journals or navigate through
individual publisher web sites.
Abstracts Are Free
On the new site, you can navigate
across hundreds of bibliographic citations from multiple journal
sources and identify information of interest. You can link directly
to the publisher's doorstep to view the electronic full-text.
Once you have found an interesting
abstract, a hyperlink provides access to the publishers server
to obtain the full text article. The article will come up immediately
if you or your organization has a subscription to the journal. If
you dont have such a subscription, access to the full text
can be obtained by pay per view, by special arrangement with the
publisher, library access or through commercial providers. Fee-based
arrangements to view the full-text at the publisher's site are the
responsibility of the users.
Energy Plans to Add More Journals
Approximately 500 scientific and technical
journals from over twenty participating publishers are searchable
from PubSCIENCE. Energy officials anticipate that this number will
rapidly increase through negotiations with additional contributors.
PubSCIENCE represents the latest in a series of web-based
public services developed by Office of Scientific and Technical
Information for public use within the past 3 years.
It confirms that the Department of
Energy is working for America.
For More Information
Walter L. Warnick, Ph.D., Director
Office of Scientific and Technical Information
Office of Science
U. S. Department of Energy
Virtual Library of Energy Science and Technology