Alternatives is described as 'A repository of article references and research paper topics for students and research scholars'. There are five alternatives to, not only websites but also apps for a variety of platforms, including Android, iPhone, Android Tablet and iPad. The best alternative is Google Scholar, which is free. Other great sites and apps similar to are Microsoft Academic Search (Free), Publish or Perish (Free), Scopus (Paid) and ACI Scholarly Blog Index (Freemium).

    This page was last updated Nov 5, 2019

    1. Google Scholar is a freely accessible web search engine that indexes the full text of scholarly literature across an array of publishing formats and disciplines.
    2. Microsoft Academic Search is an experimental research service developed by Microsoft Research to explore how scholars, scientists, students, and practitioners find academic content, researchers, institutions, and activities.

    3. Publish or Perish (PoP) uses Scopus, Crossref, Google Scholar, Microsoft Academic, and Web of Science queries to obtain citation information, which is then analysed and converted to a variety of metrics (see Appendix).
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      Elsevier’s Scopus, the largest abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature. Search and access research from the science, technology, medicine, social sciences and arts and humanities fields.
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      Winner of the SIIA Business Technology CODiE Award for Best Scholarly Research Information Solution, ACI is revolutionizing the way people conduct research by enabling them to find the content they’ve been missing.


      The ACI Scholarly Blog Index service has been discontinued

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