Global gateway to science information

Several countries (U.S., United Kingdom, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Denmark, France, Germany, Japan, and the Netherlands) have cooperated to launch, a global gateway to science information. It will provide searching of national science portals not easily searched using popular commercial search engines such as Google or Yahoo. Included is, the United States Government’s “gateway to over 50 million pages of authoritative selected science information provided by U.S. government agencies, including research and development results.”

Sometimes full content is available through this new resource, but not always. Citations in search results may give you a link for purchasing articles. UW-Whitewater users: Please check the journals against your University Library’s Journal Holdings List to see if we already provide you with access to the full-text of articles cited! If not, we may be able to obtain a copy of an article through interlibrary loan.

For example, a search on branes will include the citation below:

Article title: Inflating branes inside hyper-spherically symmetric defects
Author: Brihaye, Y. Delsate, T
Bibliographic Details: 2007, VOL 24; NUMB 5, pages 1279-1292
Country: (United Kingdom)

Clicking on this title displays a message that the article is available for purchase through the British Library. But checking this journal in our Journal Holdings List would show that UW-Whitewater students and staff have access to this article’s full text online through the Institute of Physics Electronic Journals subscription.

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The University Library is a federal and Wisconsin 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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