Following is a collection of links to other national portals
of scientific information. Descriptions are taken from
informational materials provided on the respective websites.
Access to the information provided is controlled by each
Note: When utilizing the links on this page, you will be directed
to non-federal databases or Websites. We are not
responsible for the content, design, format, or maintenance of
WorldWideScience.org is a global science gateway—accelerating scientific discovery and progress through a multilateral partnership to enable federated searching of national and international scientific databases. Subsequent versions of WorldWideScience.org will offer access to additional sources as well as enhanced features. 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.
From the Australian Department of Education, Science, and
Training, the portal delivers
science information and services to industry, investors, and
the research community. Users can
view research and science information by discipline, by purpose,
by agency, or by sector.
Canada Institute for Scientific and
Technical Information (CISTI)
CISTI, part of the National Research Council of Canada, provides
technology, engineering, and
medical information to thousands of public and private libraries
and researchers from through
this portal. CISTI's collection and its document delivery
service are available to users through
the online Catalogue and CISTI Source.
Science.gc.ca is a horizontal Government of Canada initiative,
supported by a partnership of
federal science-based departments and agencies, and hosted
at Natural Resources Canada.
The site offers an extensive catalogue free, authoritative
science resources from Canadian
sources. Its search engine and subject index make it easy
for the general public, students, and
science educators to find information on a variety of science
topics, along with science news,
fast facts, games, and information about science careers and
Canadian science achievements.
Denmark's Electronic Research Library,
A partnership program, DEFF connects research and special
libraries to provide a network of
electronic and other information sources to public and private
citizens. DEFF is funded jointly
by the Danish Ministries of Science, Technology and Innovation;
Culture; and Education
(oversight by the Danish National Library Authority) and provides
licenses, portals, system architecture, and user facilities.
Published by the Center for Resources and Information on Multimedia
for Higher Instruction
(CERIMES), users get access to online scientific and technical
information, with emphasis on
French information. Users can search the site’s database,
external education and research
sites (universities, museums, scientific organizations, research
centers, and science academies
and associations), or access the directory of scientific resources
by topic, resource type, and
TIB is the German National Library of Science and Technology for all areas of engineering, as well as architecture, chemistry, information technology, mathematics and physics.
Japan Science and Technology Agency,
JST has a mission objective to upgrade the infrastructure
for disseminating Japan’s scientific
and technical information. The website brings JST’s
work to the general public and provides
links to five programmatic areas and to a number of Japanese
STI databases (both free and
subscription based), including J-EAST, J-STORE, and J-STAGE
as well as to Science Links
KoreaScience is the reference-linking platform for scientific and technical journals in Korea. Their goal is to provide easy access to Korea scientific and technical journals for researchers.
The British Library
The British Library website contains comprehensive information about the Library, the scope of its collections, and how to use its services. There is also a range of catalogues and digital content. One query will search the British Library website, millions of library records, many thousand pictures and sounds, and nine million articles.