W – WorldWideScience.org the new global science gateway

A new online global gateway to science information has now been opened by the US Department of Energy (DOE), the British Library and eight other participating countries. WorldWideScience.org uses federated search technology to give citizens, researchers and anyone interested in science the capability to search science portals that are not easily accessible through popular search technology. It will use existing technology to search vast collections of science information distributed across the globe, enabling much-needed access to smaller, less well-known sources of science. As WorldWideScience.org grows, it will give access to the research results of any nation in any language.