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Scirus Improvements

.: Please welcome Dana Roth as an "official" contributor to STLQ:

  • While I was initially very negative about Scirus, they seem to be adding content, although they are heavily weighted to Medline/PubMed, Science Direct and a few society publishers (e.g. IOP, IUC, Scitation) for their journal sources coverage. They have added the Caltech Collection of Open Digital Archives (Caltech CODA) to their web sources.
  • Scirus provides grouping of results via keywords in context. For example, try 'zzyzx' as a search term. http://www.scirus.com/srsapp/ In the right margin there is an option to "Refine your search using these keywords found in the results"
  • Scirus index surpasses 250 million mark

    The Scirus index now contains over 250 million scientifically relevant Web pages. This includes pages found on government sites, academic websites, preprint servers, digital archives, repositories and patent and journal databases ..." For more information about Scirus' content sources" click: http://www.scirus.com/srsapp/aboutus/#sources

  • Grouping of results per source in Scirus

    Building on its existing feature to view results per general content type (Journal sources, Preferred Web sources and general Web), Scirus now offers the ability to ... ("View all results from...") ... for all Journal and Preferred Web results (including repository search partners and patents). "

    **For example: each Medline/PubMed reference offers the choice "view all ... results from MEDLINE/PubMed"

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