January 17, 2022

Search/Find Open Access Scholarly Articles, Reports Using New iOS Apps from CORE Project

The CORE (COnnecting REpositories) Project comes from the Knowledge Management Institute at The Open University in the UK.

Here’s a quick intro to the project before we get to the latest news from the project.

CORE aims to facilitate free access to scholarly publications distributed across many systems. As of today, CORE gives you access to millions of scholarly articles aggregated from many Open Access repositories.

  • Support the right of citizens and general public to access the results of research towards which they contributed by paying taxes.
  • Facilitate access to Open Access content for all by targeting general public, software developers, researchers, etc., by improving search and navigation using state-of-the-art technologies in the field of natural language processing and the Semantic Web.
  • Provide support to both content consumers and content providers by working with digital libraries and institutional repositories.
  • Contribute to a cultural change by promoting Open Access.

The project provides a number of resources:

1. CORE Portal
Web-based search of many repositories. An advanced search interface is also available. Material comes from a number of repositories along with articles made available from publications included in the Directory of Open Access Journals. Here’s an example of a search results page limiting to articles from specific year and with full text available online.

2. CORE Plugin


4. CORE Mobile

CORE can also provide repositories with analytics.

What’s New

Until yesterday, only Android users had access to a mobile app.

That has now changed.

CORE has just released an iOS app that works with iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch.

Direct to new iOS App.

About Gary Price

Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.