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DOE Builds a Web Site for the Physical Sciences

Science  06 Aug 1999:
Vol. 285, Issue 5429, pp. 811
DOI: 10.1126/science.285.5429.811a

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By October, if a plan under development at the Department of Energy (DOE) works out, the public will be able to tap into a comprehensive new database of scientific papers in the physical sciences called PubSCIENCE. It will offer Internet access to titles, authors, and abstracts from hundreds of journals, with the goal of indexing just about every scientific journal that isn't already indexed in PubMED--the online collection of medical information based at the National Institutes of Health (NIH)--and linking abstracts back to each publisher's Web site. Unlike the E-biosci proposal being discussed by NIH (see previous story), DOE is not asking publishers for free access to the full text of articles.