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Introduction is a customized search form powered by Google and created by Brice Sagot of KnowMade, which searches for "free full text scientific articles in PDF format."[1] The documents accessible through this search engine are "available on open access sources." [1]


The homepage of consists of a single search form, powered by Google, and users can customize their search through a drop down menu of time periods in which the document was published (any time, past 24 hours, past week, past two weeks, past month, past six months, past year, past two years, past five years, or past 10 years). The search results are listed in groups of 10, and data listed in the search results includes:

  • The document title - The search terms in the title are bolded, and the title is also a link to the original document.
  • File format - If the file is a PDF, then users can view the document through "Quick View" in Google Docs.
  • Short excerpts of text with bolded keywords in context.
  • The original URL of the document.
  • The document type (e.g. Article).

A side bar of Google Ads borders the right side of the search results page.


  1. 1.0 1.1 Voebel, Sherri. "Free Full Scientific Articles." PIUG, Accessed on April 14, 2010.

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