The key idea behind ScienceResearch.com is to promote the
discovery of information by searching authoritative, "deep
web" collections of information from around the world. These
collections include publicly available collections as well
as subscription or premium resources which are publicly
searchable. Users of ScienceResearch.com will find that a
lot of the information in these collections is unavailable
from the popular search engines, since they cannot index
these "deep web" resources.
Next-generation federated search technology has become a
strategic necessity for serious researchers, corporations
and other professionals where finding the
needle-in-the-hay-stack is critical to their success.
ScienceResearch.com is divided into 15 categories, including
Chemistry, Earth and Environmental Sciences, Health and
Medicine and Physics. Categories have also been created for
Science News and Patents. Users can search any number of
categories, searching all collections within the categories
selected, or choose specific collections within a category
to narrow their search. "Featured collections" are included,
which search major science search portals including
Science.gov, WorldWideScience.org and the E-Print Network.
ScienceResearch.com’s categories are managed by volunteer
moderators who want to help the ScienceResearch.com team
select the best, most authoritative collections to include
in each category. ScienceResearch.com is seeking moderators
for several categories.
"We hope that ScienceResearch.com will help to accelerate
scientific discovery around the world," commented Lederman.
"This portal promotes the cross-fertilization of ideas and
theories among researchers in different fields through the
simultaneous search of hundreds of important collections
that a researcher might not otherwise find."
Mr. Lederman will be featuring ScienceResearch.com in his
contributed paper at the Special Libraries Association
Centennial conference in Washington, DC this June 2009. His
paper, entitled "Science Research: Journey to 10,000
Sources," is available on the SLA website.
About Deep Web Technologies
Deep Web Technologies (http://www.deepwebtech.com) creates
custom, sophisticated federated search solutions for clients
who demand precise, accurate results. The tool of choice
when needing to access the deep web, federated search
performs real-time, parallel searches of multiple
information sources, merging the results into one page.
Serving Fortune 500 companies, the Science.gov Alliance
(http://www.science.gov), the U.S. Dept. of Energy, the
Dept. of Defense, Scitopia.org ),
customers and partners, Deep Web Technologies has built a
reputation as the "researcher’s choice" for its advanced,
agile information discovery tools.
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