The Social Media Lab Launches 5 new Search-enhancing Apps

The Social Media Lab is pleased to announce the launch of 5 new search-enhancing applications.  These applications are designed to improve search and discovery on SciVerse ScienceDirect, Scopus or Hub.

They were developed as part of last Fall Dalhousie/Elsevier Web App Design Challenge. Please try them out and let us know what you think.  More apps are on the way.

Snippetsfor ScienceDirect

Snippets allow users to easily take and save snippets from the different articles by highlighting text in an article while in ‘snippet’ mode. Snippets are formatted under the article’s citation in MLA, APA, or APA formats. A link to the article is also available. These snippets can be either directly copied and pasted, or exported to Google Docs for easy sharing with colleagues. A great tool for conducting a literature review and collecting quotes from different papers.

Compare Them!for Hub

This application provides a way of visualizing and analyzing the user’s search results. This task is accomplished on two different levels: document-level and corpus-level. The document-level visualization presents the degree of relevance of a set of keywords to each document. The corpus-level visualization focuses on allowing multiple comparisons among the retrieved documents by the search engine.

Simplus – for ScienceDirect and Scopus

The Simplus application allows the user to view the definition of words highlighting text on the ScienceDirect article page and the Scopus record page. When a user highlights text, a pop-up window is created that displays the definition of the highlighted word(s).  The definition is powered by Google API.

SML – J.Rate – for ScienceDirect and Scopus

J.rate is a dynamic research aid that embeds a variety of journal rankings alongside the full text article on ScienceDirect.

SML – Top 10 Buzzworthy Articlesfor Hub

This application is designed to track and display SciVerse’s top 10 articles in three different categories:

  • Most Cited displays the most cited articles in the subject area you are choosing. Article citation is retrieved from SCOPUS.
  • Most Accessed displays articles in the selected subject area that have the most views in PLoS. Article view is the total of PDF Downloads, XML Downloads and HTML Page views.
  • Most Downloaded displays the most downloaded articles in the selected subject area. This list is retrieved from the ScienceDirect Top 25.