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iSGTW Link of the week - One-stop shop for WorldWideScience

Link of the week - One-stop shop for WorldWideScience

Representatives of the U.S. Department of Energy, the British Library and the International Council for Scientific and Technical Information were observers at a signing ceremony to partner on the development of WorldWideScience.org.
Image courtesy of WorldWideScience.org

WorldWideScience.org is a global science gateway that allows users to search interconnected national and international scientific databases with the aim of accelerating scientific discovery and progress.

WorldWideScience.org works by distributing a search query to its various constituent databases or portals.

Each database independently ranks its own results and then returns these results to WWS.org, which then ranks these results again to ensure the patron sees only the most relevant of the aggregated results.

Databases currently represented include:

  • African Journals Online (South Africa)
  • Article@INIST (France)
  • Australian Antarctic Data Centre (Australia)
  • Canada Institute for Scientific and Technical Information (Canada)
  • CSIR Research Space (South Africa)
  • Defence Research and Development Canada (Canada)
  • DEFF Global E Prints (Denmark)
  • DEFF Research Database (Denmark)
  • Electronic Table of Contents (ETOC) (United Kingdom)
  • J-EAST (Japan)
  • J-STAGE (Japan)
  • J-STORE (Japan)
  • Journal@rchive (Japan)
  • NARCIS (Netherlands)
  • Science.gov (United States)
  • Scientific Electronic Library Online (Brazil)
  • Transactions and Proceedings of the Royal Society of New Zealand 1868-1961 (New Zealand)
  • UK PubMed Central (United Kingdom)
  • Vascoda (Germany)

Subsequent versions of WorldWideScience.org will make additional science information resources from many nations accessible via this portal.

WorldWideScience.org was developed and is maintained by the Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI), an element of the Office of Science within the U.S. Department of Energy.

If you represent a national or international science database and would like your source searched by WorldWideScience.org, please contact their webmaster.

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