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Google Scholar, Firefox and OpenURLs

By pbinkley, Section News
Posted on Tue Dec 28th, 2004 at 11:59:07 AM EST
As a proof-of-concept I've built a Firefox extension that adds OpenURL links to the results lists in Google Scholar. It can be downloaded here: http://www.ualberta.ca/~pbinkley/gso/. The functionality is pretty basic but it shows what might be possible.

Ideally, Google will build this functionality directly into Google Scholar, and we'll be able to integrate Google Scholar fully with our local access systems. In the meantime, this extension is fun to play with. It is by no means perfect, but it is perhaps a taste of what we have to look forward to.

You'll need the latest version of Firefox to use it (1.0, not the 1.0 preview).


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taking peter's plugin, adding bells and whistles (none / 0) (#1)
by Eric on Sun Jan 23rd, 2005 at 01:18:16 PM EST
(User Info) http://www.openly.com/

Peter's proof-of-concept inspired us to add on the user interface, the auto-update stuff, OpenURL 1.0 and the rest. We hope that it doesn't stop at Google Scholar.

Get it Here (free, MPL/GPL/LGPL).

In playing around with it, we're finding that in biomedicine, it works really well once we started passing the pubmed ids. We're looking at how best to do books.


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