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Using Google Scholar for author's related articles searching

Postby ata_gp » Wed Feb 21, 2007 5:22 am

I've added a link to Google Scholar as a new item at Reading Tools.

My purspose was to obtain more related articles from the author.

So, I did some modifications into rt.tpl template (located at templates/rt/rt.tpl).

After de main block, where you can find the default reading tools, i added the following div block:

<div class="rtBlock">
<span class="rtSubtitle">Google Scholar</span>
<ul>
{foreach from=$article->getAuthors() item=author name=authors}
<li><a href="http://scholar.google.com/scholar?q= &quot;author:{$author->getFullName()|escape}&quot;" target="_blank">{$author->getFullName()|escape}<a/></li>
{/foreach}
</ul>
</div>


The result looks like that:

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Re: Using Google Scholar for author's related articles searching

Postby ramon » Thu Mar 31, 2011 1:36 pm

Hello all,

Is it possible to display automagically google search results (say from keywords on the article) already in a block (much like the one proposed here), instead of making the reader click on a link to search?

I posted this question at google code forum, for the custom search app as well.
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Re: Using Google Scholar for author's related articles searching

Postby asmecher » Fri Apr 01, 2011 9:07 am

Hi Ramón,

Google has gone out of their way to make page scraping difficult, and while it's possible to work around those approaches, I don't know how long it would last. I think it would be great for a journal or two to experiment with this and potentially approach the folks at Scholar with a proof of concept that doesn't threaten or damage Google's trove of data (i.e. by providing attribution and demonstrating a usability improvement for users).

Regards,
Alec Smecher
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