In this post,we will share the best 10 chrome extensions for academic research. In our earlier blog, we discussed various research tools for academic researchers.
Unpaywall caters author-hosted articles, legal manuscripts that are hosted in the academic servers. It indexes of approx 27 million free, legal full-text PDF files. Unpaywall integrates a button in the right upper corner to access the articles. In our article we discussed and demonstrated on how to find free open access full-text journal articles using the Unpaywall.
2. EndNote Click ( Formerly Kopernnio) – Powered by Web of Science
You can access millions of research paper PDFs in one click on Web of Science, Meta, PubMed, arXiv, Scopus, and thousands more academic websites. It assists you obtain to your full-text PDFs faster by securely connecting you to your library’s journal subscriptions and open access content.
Scholarcy is an artificial intelligence-based manuscripts summarization extension. It collects text from journal articles, conference papers and book chapters, research manuscripts, and caters an auto-summary of the text. In addition to the above it also extracts figures, tables, and bibliographies data, open-access PDFs for each reference from Google Scholar, arXiv, etc. We wrote a post on how to summarize a research article (Academic) using Scholarcy
4. Google Scholar Button
Google Scholar Button lets you access the full-text article on the web. In addition, you can also access the subscribed e-journal, e-resources from your esteemed library. You have to set up for accessing the e-resources off-campus through this Link.
5. Zotero Connector
Zotero is a free open-source easy to handle reference management tool. It lets you manage the bibliographic data and other research e-resources. It is also called your personal research assistant. After installation Zotero, you can use Zotero connector extension to detect the content as you browse the internet and permits you to save materials to Zotero. In my blog post, we demonstrated on how to insert citation in word document using Zotero.
You can download Zotero using this link. Click Here
Paperpile permits you to collect, organize, annotate and cite research papers in Chrome. Besides, this extension works with Paperpil sites, an easy to use reference and citation manager. You can sign up through this link. Click Here
7. Scopus Document Download Manager
Scopus Document Download Manager is free and easy to use which enables download functionality in Scopus. This tool saves you the hassle of accessing individual publisher web sites to download documents one by one.
8. Cite This For Me: Web Citer
At present automatically website citation is a difficult task. During the citation of the website, we have to face challenges. To alleviate this issue web citer plays a pivotal role. Cite This For Me extension lets you construct website citations automatically in the APA, MLA, Chicago, or Harvard referencing styles.
9. Mendeley Web Importer
Mendeley Web Importer detects research paper and manuscript identifiers on the page you are visiting and automatically fetches metadata as well as PDF full texts (where available) for you to add to your library. You have to have a Mendeley account for saving and citing the manuscripts you import. After signing up using the following website you will get 2GB free storage space https://www.mendeley.com
10. Mercury Reader
The Mercury Reader removes ads and distractions, leaving only text and images for a clean and consistent reading view on every site.
You can download the above chrome extensions for academic research from here.