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Scopus is described as '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' and is an website in the education & reference category. There are nine alternatives to Scopus, not only websites but also apps for Mac, Windows and Linux. The best alternative is Google Scholar, which is free. Other great sites and apps similar to Scopus are Scinapse, Elicit, Connected Papers and CiteSeerX.

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  1. Google Scholar icon

    Google Scholar

    • FreeProprietary
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    21 alternatives to Google Scholar 

    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. Released in beta in November 2004, the Google Scholar index includes most peer-reviewed online journals of Europe and...

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    Scinapse

    • FreeProprietary
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    10 alternatives to Scinapse 

    Scinapse is a free search engine for academic papers. As of September 2018, it indexes more than 200 million articles from more than 40,000 journals.

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    Elicit

    • FreeProprietary
    • Online
    10 alternatives to Elicit 

    Elicit is a research assistant using language models like GPT-3 to automate parts of researchers’ workflows. Currently, the main workflow in Elicit is Literature Review. If you ask a question, Elicit will show relevant papers and summaries of key information about those papers...

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    Connected Papers

    • FreeProprietary
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    8 alternatives to Connected Papers 

    Connected Papers is a unique, visual tool to help researchers and applied scientists find and explore papers relevant to their field of work.

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    CiteSeerX

    • FreeProprietary
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    9 alternatives to CiteSeerX 

    CiteSeerx is an evolving scientific literature digital library and search engine that has focused primarily on the literature in computer and information science.

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    LENS

    • FreeProprietary
    • Online
    9 alternatives to LENS 

    The Lens serves almost all the patents and scholarly work in the world as a free, open and secure digital public good, with user privacy a paramount focus.

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  7. Web of Knowledge

    • FreeProprietary
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    Thomson Reuters Web of KnowledgeSM is a research platform that gives you access to objective content and powerful tools to search, track, measure and collaborate in the sciences, social sciences, arts, and humanities.

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    AMiner

    • FreeProprietary
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    6 alternatives to AMiner 

    ArnetMiner (AMiner) is designed to search and perform data mining operations against academic publications on the Internet, using social network analysis to identify connections between researchers, conferences, and publications.

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    Snowball

    • FreeOpen Source
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    7 alternatives to Snowball 

    Snowball lets you quickly find and filter through papers using the snowballing method. Start with a core collection of papers, and find more by going through their citations and references.

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