Federal Librarian Spring 2009

Now Find U.S. Department of Transportation Information in Science.gov

Hundreds of thousands of records and full-text documents added

The United States Department of Transportation (DOT) has joined Science.gov. This means that when you launch a search at the Science.gov gateway, your single query can find science information from 14 government agencies, including the DOT National Transportation Library (NTL) Integrated Search and more than 30 DOT websites. Major subject areas of highway and transportation engineering, statistics, planning, policies, and research are included in the Science.gov basic search and advanced search options.

“The National Transportation Library brings a wealth of important science content to Science.gov,” said Eleanor Frierson, Deputy Director, National Agricultural Library and co-chair of the Science.gov Alliance. “The inclusion of the DOT NTL Integrated Search adds approximately 680,000 records and full-text documents that citizens everywhere will find useful.” Science.gov provides search of 200 million pages of science information and research results. A single query searches across 38 databases and portals and more than 1,900 websites. The information is free and no registration is required.

Included in the DOT NTL Integrated Search are:

     • TRIS Online, including the disciplines of planning, finance, design and construction, materials,
     environmental issues, safety and human factors and operations for the modes of highways, transit,
     railroads, maritime and aviation. TRIS focuses on transportation research.
     • NTL Digital Repository, primarily technical, research, and policy documents provided by federal, state,
  local, tribal, and other government agencies.

     • Other Transportation Websites and NTL Catalog

Science.gov is hosted by the U. S. Department of Energy Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI), within the Office of Science. Science.gov is supported by contributing members of the Science.gov Alliance, including the Departments of Agriculture, Commerce, Defense, Education, Energy, Health and Human Services, the Interior, and Transportation; the Environmental Protection Agency, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration and the National Science Foundation; and the Government Printing Office, the Library of Congress, and the National Archives and Records Administration.

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