Across-Government Science Site Highlights
ARS Research Information By
December 10, 2002
A new government online source of reliable information about
science and technology from across federal government organizations carries
multiple links to Agricultural Research
Service science sites.
Fourteen scientific and technical information organizations from
10 major science agencies have collaborated to create
science.gov, the "FirstGov for Science"
web site. From science.gov, users can find more than 1,000 government
information resources about science, including several hundred ARS sites.
For example, clicking on the "Agriculture and Food" subhead
brings up links to the ARS National Agricultural Library's
AGRICOLA bibliographic database,
the ARS Dale Bumpers Small Farms
Research Center, the ARS
Delta States Research Center, the ARS
Automated Retrieval System (TEKTRAN), and much more.
In the new web site links also to ARS
National Research Programs, the
ARS Home Page and ARS
News and Information pages, as well
as many other science sites across government. The resources at these sites
include technical reports, journal citations, databases, federal web sites, and
fact sheets. The information is all free. No registration is required.
Science.gov is intended for the educational and library
communities, as well as for business people, entrepreneurs, agency researchers
and anyone with an interest in science. Support for building the science.gov
gateway came from "CENDI," an interagency committee of senior managers of
federal science and technology information programs. Eleanor Frierson, deputy
director of the ARS National Agricultural
Library, served as co-chair of the science.gov Alliance, the interagency
group that created science.gov.
The Federal organizations participating in science.gov are the
Departments of Agriculture,
Defense, Education, Energy, Health
and Human Services, and Interior, along
with the Environmental Protection Agency,
National Aeronautics and Space
Administration, and National Science
NAL is part of ARS, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's chief
scientific research agency. The NAL web site is its electronic gateway to a
wealth of agricultural information resources.