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September 22, 2008 — In addition to this week's NewsBreaks article and the monthly NewsLink Spotlight, Information Today, Inc. (ITI) offers Weekly News Digests that feature recent product news and company announcements. Watch for additional coverage to appear in the next print issue of Information Today. For other up-to-the-minute news, check out ITI’s Twitter account: @ITINewsBreaks.

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Science.Gov Launches New Version With More Content and Tools

The latest version of— 5.0 (—has launched. is a free, integrated single-search gateway to reliable science and technology information from 17 organizations within 13 federal science agencies. 5.0 improves upon the previous version by offering seven new databases and portals, a new clustering tool, and links to related EurekAlert! Science News and Wikipedia.

New information available includes thousands of patents resulting from U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) research and development; documents and bibliographic citations of DOE accomplishments; millions of electronic scientific documents from around the world known as e-prints; and comprehensive and peer-reviewed toxicology data for thousands of chemicals, as well as more than 3 million references to worldwide literature on the adverse effects of chemicals on living organisms. New information also includes a digital archive of biomedical and life sciences journal literature and cancer-related information of all kinds for all audiences, including support and treatment resources for patients, comprehensive descriptions of research programs and clinical trials for healthcare professionals and the general public, and funding opportunities for researchers.

The new clustering tool helps target searches by grouping results by subtopics or dates. This technology was recently developed through a DOE Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program award.

In addition to quadrupling the amount of searchable content and enhancing the search technology, 5.0 now provides links to related EurekAlert! Science News and Wikipedia, and provides the capability to easily 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.

Source: U.S. Department of Energy

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