Monday, May 28, 2007

The Energy Citations Database

The Energy Citations Database

The Energy Citations Database (1948 – present) was developed by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI) to improve access to Departmental and predecessor agency scientific and technical information (STI).

The Energy Citations Database (ECD) contains over two million bibliographic citations for energy and energy related STI from the Department of Energy (DOE) and its predecessor agencies, the Energy Research & Development Administration (ERDA) and the Atomic Energy Commission (AEC). The database provides access to DOE publicly available citations from 1948 through the present, with continued growth through regular updates. There are over 140,000 electronic documents, primarily from 1994 forward, available via the database.

Features of ECD include:
***bibliographic citations for scientific and technical information dating from 1948 to the present
***basic search capability
***fielded search capability
***capability to search on full text, bibliographic citation, title, creator/author, subject, identifier numbers, publication date, system entry date, resource/document type, research organization, sponsoring organization, and/or combinations thereof;
capability to sort search results by relevance, publication date, system entry date, resource/document type, title, research organization, sponsoring organization, or the unique OSTI Identifier
***ability to acquire a count of search results with a link to the search results
***ability to receive weekly Alerts in topics of interest
***information about Technical Requirements; and
***information about acquiring a non-electronic document, which can be found on the Document Availability page

ECD includes bibliographic citations of literature in disciplines of interest to DOE such as chemistry, physics, materials, environmental science, geology, engineering, mathematics, climatology, oceanography, computer science and related disciplines. It includes citations to report literature, conference papers, journal articles, books, dissertations, and patents.

Alerts
Alerts provide users with e-mail notification of updates to the ECD in specific areas of interest.
[http://www.osti.gov/energycitations/alertlogon.jsp]

Available at
[http://www.osti.gov/energycitations/about.jsp]

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