expands banner version 5.0 was launched Sept. 15th, providing access to collections of reliable science and technology information from 17 organizations within 13 federal government science agencies. In all, researchers are provided access to over 200 million pages of scientific information.

New additions to the content of include doepatents (patents resulting from U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) research and development), comprehensive and peer-reviewed toxicology data for thousands of chemicals in the HSDB Hazardous Substances Data Bank,  a digital archive of biomedical and life sciences journal literature (PubMed Central), and cancer-related information  (

The content may be searched for keywords or browsed by topics such as “astronomy & space” or “natural resources.” also provides links to related EurekAlert! Science News and Wikipedia, and provides the capability to download research results into personal files or citation software. is hosted by DOE’s Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI), within DOE’s Office of Science.  In addition to DOE, is supported by contributing members of the Alliance, including the Departments of Agriculture, Commerce, Defense, Education, Health and Human Services, and the Interior, the Environmental Protection Agency, the Government Printing Office, the Library of Congress, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration and the National Science  Foundation, with support from the National Archives and Records Administration.

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The University Library is a federal depository with many federal, state, local, and international documents on a variety of current and relevant issues available to you in print, microfiche, CD-ROM, and electronically. Come check out your government at the University Library!

About Barbara

I am a Reference & Instruction librarian, head of that department in Andersen Library, an associate professor, and a member of the General Education Review Committee and Faculty Senate. I've been working at UW-W since July 1, 1990.
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