OpenAlex Adds Fulltext Search to 57 Million Articles Based on Data From the General Index
From an OurResearch Blog Post:
We’re excited to announce that we’ve added fulltext search to 57 million articles in x, based on data from the General Index. This feature moves OpenAlex’s search function beyond title and abstract, covering the full text of 57 million documents, resulting in ~30 times more search results for many keyword searches!
What is the General Index?
The General Index is a very large database of n-grams that were extracted from 107 million journal articles. It’s openly available without restrictions, and is supported by 100 prominent professors and researchers.
Looking across the OpenAlex data set, about 32% of articles prior to 2000 have fulltext, and about 25% of articles between 2000 and 2020 have fulltext:
About Gary Price
Gary Price (email@example.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. He earned his MLIS degree from Wayne State University in Detroit. Price has won several awards including the SLA Innovations in Technology Award and Alumnus of the Year from the Wayne St. University Library and Information Science Program. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com.