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Free Scopus Alternatives

The best free alternative to Scopus is Google Scholar. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked nine alternatives to Scopus and nine of them is free so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting free alternatives to Scopus are Scinapse, Elicit, ACI Scholarly Blog Index and CiteSeerX.

This page was last updated Jun 2, 2022
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  1. Google Scholar

    • FreeProprietary
    • Online

    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.

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  2. Scinapse

    • FreeProprietary
    • Online

    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.



  3. Elicit

    • FreeProprietary
    • Online

    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.

  4. ACI Scholarly Blog Index

    • FreemiumProprietary
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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.

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    The ACI Scholarly Blog Index service has been discontinued

  5. CiteSeerX

    • FreeProprietary
    • Online

    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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  6. LENS

    • FreeProprietary
    • Online

    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.

  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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  8. AMiner

    • FreeProprietary
    • Online

    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.

  9. Connected Papers

    • FreeProprietary
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    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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