Academic Search

The Academic Search section of Open Source Internet provides links to engines that are designed to search the web for academic information.

Google Scholar

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Academic Search - Google ScholarVisit Site: Google Scholar

Cost: Free

Comments: Free academic search engine.

Description: Google Scholar provides a simple way to broadly search for scholarly literature. From one place, you can search across many disciplines and sources: articles, theses, books, abstracts and court opinions, from academic publishers, professional societies, online repositories, universities and other web sites. Google Scholar helps you find relevant work across the world of scholarly research.

Wolfram|Alpha

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Academic Search - WolframAlphaVisit Site: Wolfram|Alpha

Cost: Free

Comments: Free academic search engine.

Description: Wolfram|Alpha introduces a fundamentally new way to get knowledge and answers—not by searching the web, but by doing dynamic computations based on a vast collection of built-in data, algorithms, and methods.

WorldWideScience

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Academic Search - WorldWideScienceVisit Site: WorldWideScience

Cost: Free

Comments: Free scientific search engine.

Description: WorldWideScience.org is a global science gateway comprised of national and international scientific databases and portals. WorldWideScience.org accelerates scientific discovery and progress by providing one-stop searching of databases from around the world.

RefSeek

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Academic Search - RefSeekVisit Site: RefSeek

Cost: Free

Comments: Free academic search engine.

Description: Currently in public beta, RefSeek is a web search engine for students and researchers that aims to make academic information easily accessible to everyone. RefSeek searches more than one billion documents, including web pages, books, encyclopedias, journals, and newspapers.

Scirus

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Academic Search - ScirusVisit Site: Scirus

Cost: Free

Comments: Free scientific search engine.

Description: Scirus is the most comprehensive scientific research tool on the web. With over 575 million scientific items indexed at last count, it allows researchers to search for not only journal content but also scientists’ homepages, courseware, pre-print server material, patents and institutional repository and website information.

Astrophysics Data System

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Academic Search - ADSVisit Site: Astrophysics Data System

Cost: Free

Comments: Free search engine for astronomy and physics.

Description: The SAO/NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS) is a Digital Library portal for researchers in Astronomy and Physics, operated by the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory (SAO) under a NASA grant.

GoPubMed

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Semantic Search - gopubmedVisit Site: GoPubMed

Cost: Free

Comments: Semantic search engine for biomedical research files.

Description: GoPubMed allows significantly faster finding information needed through the use of biomedical background knowledge. GoPubMed doesn’t rank, the user does! GoPubMed retrieves PubMed abstracts for your search query and sorts relevant information to the 4 top level categories.

Microsoft Academic Search

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Academic Search - Microsoft Academic SearchVisit Site: Microsoft Academic Search

Cost: Free

Comments: Free academic search engine.

Description: Microsoft Academic Search is a free service developed by Microsoft Research to help scholars, scientists, students, and practitioners quickly and easily find academic content, researchers, institutions, and activities.

Digital Library Of The Commons

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Academic Search - DLCVisit Site: Digital Library Of The Commons

Cost: Free

Comments: Search engine for free articles, papers, and dissertations.

Description: The Digital Library of the Commons (DLC) is a gateway to the international literature on the commons. The DLC provides free and open access to full-text articles, papers, and dissertations.

WorldCat

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Academic Search - WorldCatVisit Site: WorldCat

Cost: Free

Comments: Library search engine, with free registration.

Description: WorldCat is the world’s largest network of library content and services. WorldCat libraries are dedicated to providing access to their resources on the Web, where most people start their search for information.

AcademicIndex

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Academic Search - AcademicIndexVisit Site: AcademicIndex

Cost: Free

Comments: Free search engine that indexes academic websites.

Description: Academic Index is a scholarly academic search engine accessing only websites previously selected by librarians, teachers and library and educational consortia. Academic Index was created by, and is maintained by, Dr. Michael Bell, former chair, Texas Association of School Librarians.

TechXtra

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Deep Web Search - TechXtraVisit Site: TechXtra

Cost: Free

Comments: Free academic search engine.

Description: TechXtra is a free service which can help you find articles, books, the best websites, the latest industry news, job announcements, technical reports, technical data, full text eprints, the latest research, thesis & dissertations, teaching and learning resources and more, in engineering, mathematics and computing.

VirtualLRC

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Academic Search - VirtualLRCVisit Site: VirtualLRC

Cost: Free

Comments: Free Google custom search that indexes academic sites.

Description: The Virtual Learning Resources Center indexes thousands of the best academic information websites, selected by teachers and library professionals worldwide, in order to provide to students and teachers current, valid information for school and university academic projects! 

iSEEK Education

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Academic Search - iSEEK EducationVisit Site: iSEEK Education

Cost: Free

Comments: Free search engine designed for students and teachers.

Description: iSEEK Education is a targeted search engine that compiles hundreds of thousands of authoritative resources from university, government, and established noncommercial providers. It provides time-saving intelligent search and a personal Web-based library to help you locate the most relevant results immediately and find them quickly later.

BUBL

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Academic Search - Bubl LinkVisit Site: BUBL

Cost: Free

Comments: Free searchable catalogue of academic internet resources (no updates after April 2011).

Description: The BUBL Information Service was provided by the Centre for Digital Library Research, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, UK. The service is no longer being updated.

VADLO

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Academic Search - VadloVisit Site: VADLO

Cost: Free

Comments: Life Sciences search engine.

Description: Search VADLO for techniques, recipes and commercial kits for genomics and SNP genotyping experiments, microRNA, tissue and expression microarrays; DNA subcloning, extraction and quantitation… 

OJOSE

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Academic Search - OJOSEVisit Site: OJOSE

Cost: Free

Comments: Searches several scientific databases.

Description: OJOSE (Online JOurnal Search Engine) is a free powerful scientific search engine enabling you to make search-queries in different databases by using only 1 search field. With OJOSE you can find, download or buy scientific publications (journals, articles, research reports, books, etc.) in up to 60 different databases.

Google Books

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Academic Search - Google BooksVisit Site: Google Books

Cost: Free

Comments: Searchable index of the world’s books.

Description: Book Search works just like web search. Try a search on Google Books or on Google.com. When we find a book with content that contains a match for your search terms, we’ll link to it in your search results.