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Science.gov is a search system with access to over 50 databases and over 2100 selected websites, offering 200 million pages of authoritative U.S. government science information, including research and development results. All databases are queried simultaneously (federated search).

Science.gov is an interagency initiative of 18 U.S. government science organizations within 14 Federal Agencies.[1] Science.gov is the U.S. contribution to WorldWideScience.org.

In late 2010, Science.gov added an image searching database. The first three databases featured in this search module are: the National Biological Information Infrastructure (NBII) Library of Images from the Environment (LIFE), the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA ) Image eXchange (NIX), and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Photo Library.


Major Recent Updates

October 2012 - The Science.gov website announced that the following features were added to the search portal:[2]

  • The main page, along with other pages, has an updated look with a new Science.gov banner
  • Multimedia is automatically searched in addition to text
  • Topics may be visualized within search results
  • A Spanish translation is available via Ciencia.Science.gov


Sources

  1. "Science.gov About." Science.gov website, http://www.science.gov/about.html. Accessed on December 28, 2010.
  2. "Changes to Science.gov." Science.gov website, http://www.science.gov/changes.html. Accessed October 22, 2012.

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