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NTIS Database

In-depth coverage of scientific, technical, engineering, and business-related research sponsored by the U.S. Government and international sources.



As one of the most comprehensive sources of U.S. agricultural and life sciences information, the AGRICOLA (Agricultural Online Access) Database contains bibliographic records for documents acquired by the National Agricultural Library (NAL) of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).


Energy Science and Technology Database

The Energy Science and Technology Database (EDB) is a multidisciplinary file containing worldwide references to basic and applied scientific and technical research literature. The information is collected for use by government managers, researchers at the national laboratories, and other research efforts sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy, and the results of this research are transferred to the public.


Federal Research in Progress Database

FEDRIP offers access to more than 150,000 current government-sponsored research projects in the fields of the physical sciences, engineering, life sciences, and more.


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