Posts Tagged ‘Free PDFs’
PubGet is an amazing tool, to retrieve free and legal PDF once you have a reference. It is not new, but that I didn’t know it, so far.
Of course, the coverage is limited to Medline content, and the full-text document is not always provided. Anyway, it could be a great tool to help end-users when they want to know when an article is freely available somewhere.
Moreover, what is disruptive, is that the search experience is based on documents availability and not only on relevance and completness.
(optimized with an institution subscription)
Follow them at: http://blog.pubget.com/
A new source that is worth to be tested…
Free full Text , a beta paltform by Knowmade, is based on Google Custom technology, with a search engine indexing over 10 million of free PDFs on science fields.
“Our search engine currently indexes the full text scientific articles from more than 120 databases, web editor, open archives and so on. … This figure is constantly changing because we are always expanding the site” told me Brice Sagot, the founder of the French small business.
At the souce of the project was a frustration regarding the poor indexing of Google Scholar:
“Google Scholar is not comprehensive and we have identified certain types of publications are not indexed. For example, in some scientific journals (eg PNAS), in addition to the article, authors can publish “Supporting Information” to specify the materials and methods, new figures show etc.. …. And Google Scholar does not index information that can be very interesting”
Freely accessible at:
Let’s keep an eye on this promising initiative…