Other National Science Portals

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 portal.

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International 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 will offer access to additional sources as well as enhanced features. 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.

Australia (Australia)

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 (Canada) 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, DEFF

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 e-learning, e-publishing, 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 targeted audience.



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)

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 Japan.



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.

United Kingdom

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.