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Elsevier Datasearch. Search millions of free academic articles, chapters, and theses. Databib. Semantic Scholar. Academic Search Engines. Additional Resources Information and Tips A note on Authoritative Regardless of where you find information, it is important to evaluate the source of it, especially if you are using it for decision-making or in an educational setting.

Academic Search Engines

This page has been built to point mostly to authoritative sources (excepting the “general purpose” section), however sources should always be examined carefully. Practically every library has a tutorial on this so I will simply point to evaluating sources on Google; most of the results there are good tutorials. Search Engines and Directories The first three tools listed in this category are directories compiled by consortiums of universities. ipl2 was formed from the merger of two prior academic directories, the Internet Public Library and LII, Librarians’ Index to the Internet. iSEEK and Virtual LRC are more like traditional search engines, but similarly limited to preselected academic sources.

List of Internet encyclopedias. Search Engines:Research Aid Databases. Scientific Journal Finder. Top Thesis & Dissertation References on the Web: A Master’s Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation is the capstone of many graduate programs.

Top Thesis & Dissertation References on the Web:

It requires a monumental amount of effort to put together the original research, citations, and sheer writing time to finish. Many students cruise through their master’s and PhD coursework without breaking a sweat, only to be stonewalled when it comes time to write a long, in-depth dissertation that contributes original material to the student’s chosen field. Bluntly, finishing a thesis or dissertation is hard, and nobody can do it alone. These websites are the best resources available online to those who need to buckle down and finish a Master’s Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation. It is impossible to do original research in any field without reading the work that has come before. Writing and research styles can be completely different from one discipline to the next. The dissertation or thesis is a different type of project than most people have ever done before they reach grad school.

Search Engines:Academic Research. Cogent OA. Is Impact Factor here to stay?

Cogent OA

The digital age provides a platform for research and researchers as never before. Open access publishing facilitates global readership and a wide exposure for your work. With our partnership with, we bring you enhanced article-level metrics so you can track who reads, shares and cites your work, and from where. By simply clicking on the Altmetric badge you can now see the progress and real impact of your work. See the mentions from newspapers, magazines, blogs, social media and policy documents, as well as comments on post publication peer review sites. Given the high and visible levels of engagement through this new tool, Altmetric can be considered alongside the traditional journal Impact Factor, in light of a changing world.

Scholarly articles & academic research — finding journal articles WebLens search portal. Custom Search Narrow your Google search to US colleges & universites by adding site:edu to your query term.

Scholarly articles & academic research — finding journal articles WebLens search portal

For Canadian results, try adding site:ca intitle:university instead. Need to find journal articles or scholarly or academic research papers? Ordinary search engines are not very useful for finding academic research studies, scholarly journal articles, or other sources. Academic search engines like are a far better alternative, and they abound online. Abstract Management, Conference Management and Research Search Engine. Abstract Management, Conference Management and Research Search Engine. 404. Free Academic Open Access Books, Journals and Research Papers. About Wiley Open Access Home - Wiley Open Access.

Microsoft Academic Search. Library. Oxford Open. OUP Supports Open Access Oxford University Press (OUP) is mission-driven to facilitate the widest possible dissemination of high-quality research.

Oxford Open

We embrace both green and gold open access (OA) publishing to support this mission. A Proven Track Record of Success OUP has been publishing OA content since 2004. Since that time, ‘gold’ OA has grown dramatically and proven effective in some disciplines. We have also successfully launched or taken over high-quality OA titles, including: Genome Biology and Evolution, Journal of Legal Analysis, Progress of Theoretical and Experimental Physics, and Database. OUP facilitates green OA either by allowing authors to deposit versions of their manuscripts in institutional or subject repositories after a specified time period, or depositing the version of record on their behalf. Supporting the Evolution of Open Access Publishing For the foreseeable future, we expect a mixed business model publishing industry.

OpenThesis. Welcome to Cogprints. SciELO - Scientific Electronic Library Online. 100 Time-Saving Search Engines for Serious Scholars (Revised) Back in 2010, we shared with you 100 awesome search engines and research resources in our post: 100 Time-Saving Search Engines for Serious Scholars.

100 Time-Saving Search Engines for Serious Scholars (Revised)

It’s been an incredible resource, but now, it’s time for an update. Some services have moved on, others have been created, and we’ve found some new discoveries, too. Many of our original 100 are still going strong, but we’ve updated where necessary and added some of our new favorites, too. Check out our new, up-to-date collection to discover the very best search engine for finding the academic results you’re looking for. Ingentaconnect Home. JSTOR. AMiner - Open Science Platform.

Search.crossref. WorldWideScience. JournalSeek - A Searchable Database of Online Scholarly Journals. List of academic databases and search engines. The general list of search engines for all-purpose search engines that can be used for academic purposesbibliographic databases for information about databases giving bibliographic information about finding books and journal articles.

List of academic databases and search engines

Note that "free" or "subscription" can refer both to the availability of the database or of the journal articles included. This has been indicated as precisely as possible in the lists below. See also[edit] References[edit] CORE - COnnecting REpositories. Google Custom Search - UniSearch.

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Humanities and Social Sciences. Intute - Home. Search through over 11 million science, health, medical journal full text articles and books. Research Aid Databases.