A group of thirteen science and technology professional organizations is partnering with the Deep Web Technologies search engine firm to create a scholarly web search engine to index and search their content. This new search engine will be called Scitopia.org and will be rolled out in June 2007. Participating associations include:
American Geophysical Union (AGU)
American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA)
American Institute of Physics (AIP)
American Physical Society (APS)
American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
The Electrochemical Society (ECS)
Institute of Physics Publishing (IOP)
Optical Society of America (OSA)
Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE)
Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM)
Scitopia will be designed to take a search and farm it out to each of the individual society digital library pages and return with the results.
You can read an Information Today article by Barbara Quint about this initiative.
Further additional science/technology-related web search engines that you should check out include:
Science.gov – the portal to sci-tech U.S. Government documents and websites
Scirus.com – web search engine created by Elsevier Ltd.