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Free and open research and discovery tools for libraries
Semantic Scholar helps your scholars overcome information overload. Learn about the services we provide to the research community.
Why Semantic Scholar?
Free And Open, Always
Semantic Scholar is and always will be free and open for all to use. We’re a product of the Allen Institute for AI, a non-profit, philanthropic institution founded by Paul G. Allen in 2014 to contribute to humanity through high-impact AI research and engineering. We offer an API, a downloadable Open Corpus, and we share the code and data behind several of our features.
“Cut through the clutter” with AI-powered features
In contrast to indexes and search engines that primarily base results on keyword frequency, Semantic Scholar uses natural language and machine learning techniques to “cut through the clutter” and find more relevant results.
Multidisciplinary scope
Semantic Scholar covers all STM and SSH disciplines including biology, medicine, computer science, geography, business, history, and economics. Nearly 200 million papers are sourced from 550+ partners such as PubMed, Springer Nature, Taylor & Francis, SAGE, Wiley, ACM, IEEE, arXiv, Microsoft Academic, and Unpaywall.
Institutional login
Your researchers have a privacy-centric way to create accounts and access content on and off campus through our institutional login powered by OpenAthens, and our support for eduGain, InCommon, and other identity federations. We are integrated with GetFTR and LibKey, and continue to invest in supporting streamlined access to full-text research.
Dedicated customer support
Unlike some search engines, our customer support team responds to every request. Librarians can reach out to us directly at​.
“infoDOCKET has been posting about, using, and demonstrating Semantic Scholar since day one...This academic research search tool is a 100% impressive and useful research resource.”
Library Journal, October 23, 2019
Information for Library Guides
Semantic Scholar is a relevant resource for your A-Z list, subject guides, and anywhere you mention comprehensive search engines and indexes such as Google Scholar, Scopus, or Web of Science.
A-Z List Description
Semantic Scholar is a free, AI-powered academic search engine with nearly 200 million papers covering all disciplines.
Access Notes
Access is free at No login is required. To save papers to your library and receive custom alerts, sign in with your institutional login, a username and password, or with your Google, Twitter, or Facebook accounts.
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Latest News & Updates
A New and Improved Semantic Scholar API
Aug 10, 2021
3 min read
Developers can now use the Semantic Scholar API to programmatically search our corpus of nearly 200 million papers.
Semantic Scholar
S2AND: An Improved Author Disambiguation System for Semantic Scholar
Jun 22, 2021
15 min read
The challenge of author name disambiguation is one of identity: given a set of all papers, who wrote which ones?
By Daniel King & Sergey Feldman, Applied Research Scientists
Conference Peer Review with the Semantic Scholar API
Jun 15, 2021
4 min read
We are excited to release the first version of our new service specifically for peer review as part of the Semantic Scholar API.
By Rodney Kinney, Principal Engineer
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