Automatic check for full text, details, and metrics of scientific articles, plus comments, citations, fast sharing and more.
What is Lazy Scholar?
Lazy Scholar is a comprehensive research assistant Edge add-on designed for specialists in academic fields. It promptly searches for a free full text of a research paper as soon as it is opened, provides links to associated information, pulls metrics and comments, and delivers quick citation styles. Perfect for off-campus research, Lazy Scholar can analyze papers and give insight into aspects like measurements, outcomes, funding statements and more. It also has a smart recommendation system based on previous papers you opened, offering personalized research paper suggestions. For greater productivity, the add-on features an option to block non-scholarly websites for one hour, limiting online distractions.
Lazy Scholar automatically searches for a freely available full text the instant you open a scientific paper. In use, it finds one 36-41% of the time*. NEW: Lazy Scholar can deep link with your institution to find full texts even when you're off campus. In addition, it attempts to extract helpful information about the paper if relevant such as quick links to the population, intervention, outcomes, measurements, funding statement, outline, references, abbreviations, and supplemental documents. Further, it checks for comments on the paper in PubPeer, provides various citation metrics on the paper and journal, and one-click citation styles, including a preformed powerpoint style.
Features in further detail:
-Infobar automatically appears when a paper is opened & tells you if a free full text is available, and provides various metrics & comments, along with fast citations. -This can be turned off and you can click the browser button for these. -Type "LS" in the address bar and quickly query Google Scholar, PubMed, or Web of Science. -Search your paper history with natural language. -Get new PubMed listing recommendations - Lazy Scholar learns your research preferences automatically based on what papers you open. -Citation count (GScholar's, Web of Science, and Altmetric.com score). -PubPeer comment count -Journal ranking -Attempts to find a contact email address for the paper you are searching
Lazy Scholar is risky to use as it requires a number of sensitive permissions that can potentially harm your browser and steal your data. Exercise caution when installing this add-on. Review carefully before installing. We recommend that you only install Lazy Scholar if you trust the publisher.
Lazy Scholar has earned a fairly good reputation and likely can be trusted.