Cathey Daniels (OSTI)
|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 2, 2006
Science.gov Adds NSDL
More science education than ever at Science.gov
Oak Ridge, TN —The nation's "go to" Web portal for government science information recently added the National Science Digital Library (NSDL) to its collection. This means that users can search all the science databases and more than 1,800 science Web sites at Science.gov, plus the 1.1 million records of science, technology, engineering and mathematics education resources at NSDL, with just one click.
This one-stop search is free of charge, free of ads, and returns only reliable science information.
"I think teachers and students are going to be especially pleased," said Eleanor Frierson, Science.gov Alliance co-chair and deputy director of the National Agricultural Library. "Science.gov already is widely used by the education sector; the NSDL addition expands and enhances our science education emphasis."
In addition to science education, the Science.gov collection includes approximately 50 million pages of research and development results from a wide range of categories. These include agriculture and food, applied sciences and technologies, astronomy and space, biology and nature, computers and communications, earth and ocean sciences, energy and energy conservation, environment and environmental quality, health and medicine, math, physics and chemistry, and natural resources and conservation.
The NSDL was created by the National Science Foundation to provide access to exemplary resources for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics education and research. NSDL is designed primarily for K-16 educators.
Science.gov is a collaboration of 12 federal science agencies: The Departments of Agriculture, Commerce, Defense, Education, Energy, Health and Human Services, and the Interior, the Environmental Protection Agency, the Government Printing Office, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, and the National Science Foundation, with support from the National Archives and Records Administration. The Web portal is hosted by the DOE Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI).