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WorldWideScience.org is a federated search portal that searches international scientific and technical literature. The service is offered by the WorldWideScience Alliance, which is a "governance structure" for the search portal. The portal was created by the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI), which also offers other search portals, such as Science Accelerator.
In 2010 a multilingual interface for the tool was introduced to allow users to perform a single federated search across both the English and non-English databases queried by the tool.
Multilingual Search Interface
The basic multilingual search form is a simple textbox which accepts queries in English, Chinese, French, German, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Spanish, and Russian. The multilingual search service, which is powered by Microsoft Translator technology, will then perform a search across all databases, including both English and non-English sources. The basic search form also offers an interactive map which will allow users to select a particular country of interest in order to more closely examine the available sources which are queried by the search engine.
The Advanced Search form allows for the construction of field-specific searching by keyword, title, author, or date range. It also contains a "Match" option which allows the user to change the default Boolean operator between fields from AND (match all fields) to OR (match any field). This form also contains a list of the portal's individual database sources, divided into English and non-English categories.