World Energy Base?
ETDEWEB is a product of
the Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDE), a programme of the International
It contains much of the
same information as DOE's Energy
Science & Technology Database (often called the Energy Database).
Although it covers less years than the Energy Database, it is free
and includes links to many full text documents.
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ETDE World Energy Base (ETDE Web)
1995 - present
This database is
available free to U.S. citizens, but registration is required
to obtain an account and password.
of the Database
- In addition to information
from International Energy Agency countries, ETDEWEB contains worldwide
information in the nuclear, coal, and global climate change areas.
This broader coverage comes through cooperative alliances with the
International Atomic Energy Agency’s International Nuclear Information
System (INIS) and IEA Coal Research - The Clean Coal Centre.
- Contains 700,000 bibliographic
records and 79,000 full-text documents (as of 09/2000)
The Relationship of ETDE Web to DOE's Energy Science
& Technology database.
Efforts to clarified
the exact relationship between ETDE Web and DOE's Energy
Science & Technology database, for the years in
which they overlap, have so far not been successful. Test
searches conducted by ORNL librarians of both databases
yield significantly different results, with ETDE Web generally
returning more citations. This may be due to different coverage
or due to the fact that ETDE Web searches both bibliographic
information and OCR'ed text for 79,000+ documents for which
full text is available. At this point, users are advised
to search both databases for a comprehensive search of the