SANTA FE, N.M., June 15, 2009 — ScienceResearch.com, now the world's most comprehensive Deep Web science search engine, provides a single point of access to over 400 high-quality publicly searchable science and technology collections with a new, robust user interface specifically designed for advanced scientific research. Built with scalability in mind, in terms of collections searched in parallel and number of concurrent users, ScienceResearch.com is deployed at an Amazon Cloud Computing Data Center. Originally released in 2005 as a search engine focused on providing access to publicly searchable journal literature, ScienceResearch.com now boasts a greatly expanded set of searchable collections and Deep Web Technologies' next-generation federated search engine, helping researchers (at any level) find accurate results for their science and technology research.
ScienceResearch.com is Web 2.0-based and makes available a number of advanced capabilities, including relevance ranking, clustering and the ability to select results of interest and email them to a colleague or export them to citation management software such as EndNote or RefWorks. It searches all the collections in real-time. "Our goal is to make more science research available to more individuals than any other portal," said Abe Lederman, President and CTO of Deep Web Technologies. "We want to facilitate scientific discovery. The moment information is published in any of these deep web collections, it can be found by interested researchers."
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 ), Nutrition.gov, WorldWideScience.org (http://www.worldwidescience.org) and a variety of other 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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