New: DARTS Database

March 12, 2007 at 10:03 pm | Posted in databases, government documents, new resources | Comments Off on New: DARTS Database

DARTS: Depository Access to Reports, Technical & Scientific
DARTSPaul V. Galvin Library has been chosen to participate in a pilot project designed to provide Federal Depository Libraries with online access to government technical and scientific reports. The cooperative program partners the National Technical Information Service (NTIS), the Government Printing Office (GPO) and the Federal Depository Library Program (FDLP). Through this partnership, over 240,000 technical and scientific reports are being made available to the patrons of select Federal Depository Libraries.

Galvin Library hosts Federal Depository #0146-A, which was established in 1982. The physical collection boasts over 100,000 technical reports from agencies such as the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the Department of Energy (DOE) and the Department of Defense (DoD).

Galvin Library’s status as a depository allows for our participation in the DARTS Pilot Project which will provide our patrons with access to almost a quarter million technical reports in electronic format. Online access to these reports, published by NASA, DOE, DoD and other agencies, will augment the library’s physical collection. Most of these reports, which were published between 1964 and 2000, were not available to depository libraries and were only available for purchase from NTIS prior to the creation of this program.

Access to this valuable database is moderated by a login controlled by Depository Staff. Furthermore, access is limited to the workstations surrounding the Reference Desk at the Paul V. Galvin Library. Please contact the Reference Desk (x7-3616) for more information regarding access to DARTS. Click here to enter DARTS. You will need to ask a librarian for the username and password.

The heaviest subject areas covered by DARTS are as follows:
• Physics (16%)
• Environmental Pollution and Control (13%)
• Nuclear Science and Technology (13%)
• Medicine and Biology (11%)
• Energy (8%)
• Chemistry (7%)
• Materials Science (7%)
• Natural Resources and Earth Sciences (6%)
• Computers and Information Theory (5%)
• Behavior and Society (7%) – includes psychology, education, law and sociology, and international relations.

The Paul V. Galvin Library is proud to have been selected as a participant in the DARTS Pilot Project, and congratulates all the involved agencies on their tremendous breakthrough!

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