Reviews of Three US Government Databases/Info Services
Gerry McKiernan (Iowa State U) has made available self-archived copies of reviews from The Charleston Advisor of three important US federal databases/information services:
- The Energy Citations Database (ECD) is a bibliographic database developed by the Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI) of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to improve access to energy and energy-related scientific and technical information produced or funded by DOE or its predecessor agencies, the Atomic Energy Commission (AEC) and the Energy Research and Development Administration (ERDA). ECD is made available by OSTI in partnership with the U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO) through GPO Access.
- Science.gov is a gateway to authoritative and reliable science and technology information produced by major U.S. Government agencies selected by the representatives of the respective agencies. It was developed by the science.gov Alliance, a federal interagency working group of 16 scientific and technical information organizations from 11 major science units.
- Launched in September 2002, TranStats: The Intermodal Transportation Database is a "new [Web portal] * for transportation researchers and analysts, aimed at providing 'one stop shopping' for transportation data". Although aimed at governmental and nongovernmental transportation specialists, planners, and consultants, TranStats will also be of value to government documents librarians and other information specialists, and the worldwide transportation community and educated public.
The Charleston Advisor provides free and subscriber-based access to "Critical Reviews of Web Products for Information Professionals"