Feature Request Scholar Search

<hidden> anonymous
Created: 5 years and 1 month ago • Updated: 5 years and 1 month ago
It would be great if we could get a way to search just scholarly publications, like you can with Google Scholar.

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Agreed! But what features could it have different than scholar.google.com? And besides privacy, what else could we get from a duckduck scholar? I for one would at least like to see citation rank ordering for and maybe the citation counts absent of the author's citing themselves.

Plus, the number and variety of results in scholar.google.com are far and away better than those with Bing Scholar so it's hard to switch.

Possibly we should be prepared of google eventually dropping the scholar search business as it is hard to see how they're making any money off it (just like they got rid of their news reader on me years ago and I never recovered from that surprise or forgave them for it.).
posted by <hidden> • 4 years and 8 months ago Link
my condolences for the news reader.

Back to the topic:
Yes I agree that a literature/academic research/academic publication search option would be very very nice.
Does anyone have a idea what could be used as a source/as sources? How does google do it?
posted by timothy1 3 years and 2 months ago Link
I think the whole point is 'privacy' and not being tracked. This is why people are moving to DuckDuck. So the more features offered, such as a Scholar search, the better...
posted by <hidden> • 3 years and 2 months ago Link