For over 10 years, Science.gov has provided access to federal government scientific research searching “over 55 databases and over 2100 selected websites from 13 federal agencies”.
As legal scholars and practitioners research across multiple disciplines, this web portal is an excellent starting point for the student working on a space law paper, a practitioner researching the environmental consequences of pesticides or a legal consultant on energy conservation. The portal even searches the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office databases for those researching applied science and technology issues. Some of the other federal agencies searched include:
- National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
- Environmental Protection Agency
- Department of Transportation
- Department of Energy
- Department of Agriculture
The results of a simple search on the home page can be narrowed by topic and date, as well as by text or multimedia. Feel free to ask a reference librarian if you have any questions about researching on the Science.gov web portal.