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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:

1) Energy Citations Database

Review: http://www.public.iastate.edu/~gerrymck/EnergyCitations.pdf

2) Science.gov

    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.
Review: http://www.public.iastate.edu/~gerrymck/Science.gov.pdf

3) TranStats - The Intermodal Transportation Database

    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.
Review: http://www.public.iastate.edu/~gerrymck/TranStats.pdf

The Charleston Advisor provides free and subscriber-based access to "Critical Reviews of Web Products for Information Professionals"

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