Major update is on its way!
*** IMPORTANT: This App is not stable under the new iOS8, if using the latest software please wait for the major App update v.3 coming in the next few weeks with new Interface, improvements & features requested by our users! ***
The ArticleSearch© App by ForeMinds™ is a must-have, FREE App for any Higher Education student. It enables you to perform simultaneous searches across multiple sources, for easy access and instant results using your iPhone, iPod-touch or iPad!
Browse scientific papers, journals, articles, magazines and more academic publications. Gone are the days of having to perform numerous searches across different sites - not only taking up valuable working time, but also being incredibly tedious. Gain reassurance that you’ve covered all resources on your subject.
It works by filling in just one field (or small form, in the case of advanced searches) to intuitively obtain sources. These are gathered and shown as individual test tubes on screen. Tap any tube and you access its specific content, as if you did the search in the sources’ own website.
From that point, using the built-in web-browser, check short abstracts or access the full article. Save it as a Favorite or send your findings to friends and colleagues, at the tap of a button. Searches or results sent via SMS or email don't require your recipient to have the App, just Internet access to open the web address (URL).
Tip: Clear previous searches by shaking the device, and watch the test tubes get empty again.
ArticleSearch© is FREE to download. It comes with two standard search engines and a huge list of premium ones to choose from, free users can, on top of the two standard engines, select an extra one from the premium list and do the searches with all three at one time (Free users can de-select and select again, another option from the huge premium list, with no restrictions).
The App includes a selection of renowned libraries, search-engines and databases to choose from, and if we’ve missed any of your preferred ones, there is a button to suggest it directly to us to be added in to our next FREE update!
If you want even more power, help support the App by selecting one of the available expansion packs, allowing you to upgrade the maximum limit of concurrent premium libraries in each search up to 3, 7 or even Unlimited* (* whatever your device can handle). The iPhone version has no Ads at all and on the iPad Ads are only shown for users without an expansion pack.
ArticleSearch© is an easy to use, yet powerful reference tool, and is a ForeMinds™ initiative to help students save time in tasks that require academic searches, such as in the production of essays, posters, research, thesis’s, dissertations, presentations, reports, and so on, by centralising all wider searches in one place, while results are collected from a variety of sources.
The ForeMinds™ Team!
(1) This is the second version of ArticleSearch© (v.2.x) and we will do all we can for your valuable 5 (*****) star ratings. We’ve built a special button inside the App, to allow users to send suggestions, library requests, comments and complaints directly to our ForeMinds™ team of developers, to be added to future FREE updates. So, Download it FREE and recommend to your friends.
(2) Included sources list: AJOL, arXiv, Assn. for Computing Machinery, Astrophysics Data System, AULIMP, BASE, Chemical Abstracts Service, CiteSeerX, CogPrints, ERIC, Google(Scholar), HubMed, IEEE Xplore, IngentaConnect, JSTOR, MedlinePlus, Microsoft Academic, NBER, OAIster, Open J-Gate, OpenSIGLE, PhilPapers, ProQuest, PsycINFO, PubChem, PubMed Central, Rock's Backpages, RSC Publishing, SAGE, Scirus, SpringerLink, VADLO, WorldCat, and Zentralblatt MATH.
• Fix broken search engines
• Added fullscreen functionality for iPad when in Landscape mode. (iOS 5 and above required)
• Bug fixes
Ratings and Reviews
Get the Premium package
Get this and don't even trouble yourself as to whether it's worth the $5 to get the premium library feature - get it. This is particularly useful in that while it includes discipline-specific indexes as well as Google and Microsoft search engines results, World Cat is bundled in with this aggregator; and thus you can use World Cat's amazing citation tools, edition history, and more.
I am not a fan of graphic or iconic representations of data, so I am not a good person to ask about the test tube icons's representation of search results [I would prefer a text-based hierarchical sidebar]. Nitpicking there.
One thing that probably is beyond the scope of this app or is dependent on other legal or technical arrangements beyond the developer's control - it would be worth paying a premium to attain complete, unfettered access to open access journal providers (like Open J-Gate or the Directory of Open Access Journals [DOAJ]) without needing an institutionally-linked user name, as one might have in their association with a university library.
Search works fine, not much else
The search works just fine, but because you can't "open in" GoodReader or any other app, you're stuck using the article in ArticleSearch. In other words, no annotation, no organizing by topic, no holding all of your journal articles in one app with this app. You may as well just use the web app for Google Scholar, at least with Safari you can open in GoodReader.
I have the free version, but sure won't pay for the premium version, especially since my library only connects with JSTOR via VPN, unavailable on iPad.
When it works it's great!
With the premium package it's great to search a lot of databases at once, found a lot of great articles for my work. The problem I'm having now is its crashing a lot after I start searching, but I just updated the OS so maybe that's part of the problem. Need a fix for iOS 8 perhaps.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.