Library and Information Services, Royal Conservatoire of Scotland

Wednesday, 19 October 2011

New repository search engine

THE (Times Higher Education) magazine has reported a new search engine, just developed by the Open University.  CORE has been developed to allow researchers "to search all of the papers held in the UK's 142 open-access repositories".

Try it out here:-

Reviewed by JURN (a Wordpress blog about such things), it didn't get spectacular results.  They suggest comparing CORE with OpenDoar, a search engine developed by Nottingham University.  (Whittaker tried searching for Scottish Song Collectors.  OpenDoar was very successful.  CORE? No score at all!)

But don't take someone else's word for it - have a go yourself!

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