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Monday, July 18, 2011

Research Tips: The Department of Energy's Office of Scientific and Technical Information

The Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI), a Department of Energy program, was initially created in 1947, and its mission is to provide free, universal access to federal research and development information. In addition to information generated within the Department of Energy, its website also contains materials from other federal government agencies and links to international scientific sources.

Several areas of its website pertain to energy-related research. The "Find Key DOE Resources and More" section leads to a wide variety of options, including: the Information Bridge (which currently contains over 279,000 documents and citations to energy research reports), DOE Green Energy (citations, reports, and patents for renewable energy sources), Energy Citations Database (nearly 2.5 million citations to energy research documents), and EnergyFiles (links to other online research resources that the Department considers useful).

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