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May 19, 2004

DOE Launches 2.0, an Improved Portal to Science Information

On May 11th, DOE launched a new, improved version of, the federal government's portal to information about science. The Web site is a collaboration of 12 major science agencies, and searches not only 1,700 Web sites, but also 30 large databases that are not accessible to popular search engines. 2.0 makes these 30 large databases searchable with a single query, presenting the results in order of relevance. Hosted by DOE's Office of Scientific and Technical Information, is made possible through a collaboration of the U.S. Departments of Agriculture, Commerce, Defense, Education, Energy, Health and Human Services, and Interior, as well as 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. is a free resource, and no registration is required. See the DOE press release and the Web site.