Questions Please! scite Launches “Ask a Question, Get Answers Directly From Research Article” Service
From a scite Blog Post:
Today, we’re excited to introduce the capability for scite users to ask research questions in plain language and get answers directly from the full text of research articles (Try it out now).
Think of all the questions you’ve had and how difficult it was to find a reliable answer. Maybe you wondered whether Tanning beds increase the risk of cancer, or Does drinking hard water have any negative health effects?
On google, you get ads. Elsewhere, you’re not sure if you can trust the source. Or you have to construct your question in a way that a scientific expert can.
Our new “Ask a Question” search lets you ask frequent questions like this in simple, human terms. And we show you results straight from the full-text of over 32 million research articles that have the answer you’re looking for, or at least a clue to point you in the right direction.
By the way, these results are not summarized or AI-generated, but snippets from full-text articles that real researchers wrote and published.
How is this possible?
At scite, we’ve built the world’s largest database of Citation Statements – the sentences from full-text articles where references are used in-text.
Learn More/View Examples, Read the Complete Blog Post
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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. Gary is also the co-founder of infoDJ an innovation research consultancy supporting corporate product and business model teams with just-in-time fact and insight finding.