Scirus Challenges Google Scholar

This week, Scirus, the free science-specific search engine from Elsevier, announced that it has partnered with the American Institute of Physics (AIP) to index AIP’s full-text articles. Scirus had previously indexed just the AIP abstracts.

With all the buzz recently about Google Scholar’s launch, Scirus is determined to show its advantages. Scirus covers more than 167 million Web pages and says it can pinpoint STM information that other search engines cannot reach. Scirus also covers more than 18 million full-text articles and abstracts from sources such as MEDLINE, ScienceDirect, BioMed Central, pre-print servers, as well as patents. Scirus says it offers unique content, superior indexing and classification technology, and advanced search capabilities.

See the NewsLink Monthly Spotlight article posted today about Scirus and scholarly content.

Paula J. Hane, ITI News Bureau Chief

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