The search tools we have today work quite fine for most queries we can throw at them, and that includes a curveball or two. However, when we start moving into technical areas we might come across some difficulties which are inherent to requesting something too specific from something which (above all) tries to be as encompassing as possible, and cover as much ground as it can.
I am sure that must have happened to you at least once if you ever tried looking up scientific information. Well, a system like Scirus is there to try and ensure that the next time you need to look up such data you will be able to do it in an effective fashion indeed.
Scirus is nothing more and nothing less than a scientific search portal. It enables the user to examine not only journal content but also the homepages of scientists, patents, theses, dissertations and pre-print server material. That is specifiable through the “Advanced Search” menu. Plus, the advanced search functionalities will enable the one carrying out the search to specify that only results within a specific timeframe be displayed. In that sense, those in need of historical background are as well catered for as the ones looking for information on the latest developments that have surfaced.
Scirus.com In Their Own Words
“Scirus is the most comprehensive scientific research tool on the web. With over 370 million scientific items indexed at last count, it allows researchers to search for not only journal content but also scientists’ homepages, courseware, pre-print server material, patents and institutional repository and website information.”
Why Scirus.com It Might Be A Killer
Specialized search engines are obviously not something that can become widespread, but the public it is aimed at will find this one very fulfilling.