For any researcher, scientist, and student a research paper is a piece of information needed for some research of their own or for study of newest technology, their flaws and corrections. They also provide information on history of concerned topic, or the course they followed before being in current form. Here I provide some really nice sites to fetch such great knowledge:
1. Microsoft Academic Search
Microsoft Academic Search is a free public search engine for academic papers and literature, developed by Microsoft Research for the purpose of algorithms research in object-level vertical search, data mining, entity linking, and data visualization. Although largely functional, the service is not intended to be a production web site and may be taken offline in the future when the research goals of the project have been met.
CiteSeer was a public search engine and digital library for scientific and academic papers, primarily in the fields of computer and information science that has been replaced by CiteSeerX. Many consider it to be the first academic paper search engine. It became public in 1998 and had many new features unavailable in academic search engines at that time.
The arXiv (pronounced “archive”) is repository of electronic preprints of scientific papers in the fields of mathematics, physics, astronomy, computer science, quantitative biology, statistics, and quantitative finance, which can be accessed online. In many fields of mathematics and physics, almost all scientific papers are self-archived on the arXiv. Begun on August 14, 1991, arXiv.org passed the half-million article milestone on October 3, 2008.By 2012 the submission rate has grown to more than 7000 per month.
4. Google Scholar
Google Scholar is a freely accessible web search engine that indexes the full text of scholarly literature across an array of publishing formats and disciplines. Released in beta in November 2004, the Google Scholar index includes most peer-reviewed online journals of Europe and America’s largest scholarly publishers, plus scholarly books and other non-peer reviewed journals.
5. Journal Ranking
Journal ranking is widely used in academic circles in the evaluation of an academic journal’s impact and quality. Journal rankings are intended to reflect the place of a journal within its field, the relative difficulty of being published in that journal, and the prestige associated with it.
ResearchGate is a social networking site for scientists and researchers to share papers, ask and answer questions, and find collaborators. Members are encouraged to share raw data and failed experiment results as well as successes, in order to avoid repeating their peers’ scientific research mistakes. Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates is among the company’s investors. ResearchGate announced in 2013 that the site had two million members.
Well, I would also mention Academia.edu which is a tough competitor of ResearchGate.
With so many sites to play with, I hope we will never be devoid of updated information and research papers. If you liked it, plz share and make others aware too…