Install Lazy Scholar for Chrome and Firefox (100% Free)

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Lazy Scholar performs an automatic full text check & pulls in various metrics to save you time

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Fast Citations

One click to copy a citation to your clipboard

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Many more features…

Type "ls" in Chrome's omnibox to quickly query Google Scholar & much more...

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A simple Google Scholar browser bookmarklet

You may not want to use an extension to get Google Scholar results. Here is a really simple bookmarklet that does the following: – Click it when you are browsing a scientific paper and it reloads the page with the Google Scholar search results – Click it again on the Google Scholar page to go […]

Lazy Scholar for Firefox

Thanks to feedback from this poll, I ported Lazy Scholar to Firefox, which can be installed here: It should be considered “beta” at this point, but functional. Please report bugs!

Google Scholar Button vs Lazy Scholar

Google Scholar released their own official Chrome extension this week. It is very well designed as would be expected from google, and has a core functionality similar to Lazy Scholar. I would highly recommend it if you want to quickly check Google Scholar for full text availability. It also uses (itself) to scrape the link […]

Beta testing group

Because upcoming features and redesigns will be increasingly complex, I have decided to create a version of Lazy Scholar for beta testing to get feedback on new versions before I roll them out to everyone. If you are willing to accept the risks of testing potentially buggy versions and will provide feedback when requested, please […]

Poll: Firefox Version of Lazy Scholar + feature requests

Edit (5/22): A version of Lazy Scholar for Firefox is now completed- see the announcement here: I have a lot of things in planning and development for Lazy Scholar, but something I’ve been putting off for awhile is porting the extension to Firefox. To get a sense of how many people might be interested in […]

New sharing links and cosmetic changes

I updated Lazy Scholar to version 0.8.9. This includes new links for quickly sharing papers as well as some cosmetic changes. Author email/name and JournalGuide Previously, Lazy Scholar attempts to find an author contact email address from PubMed and displayed it toward the right side of the infobar. See this post for an example. This is […]

Some data for Open Access Week #OAweek

This week is Open Access week, so like last year, I thought I’d share some updated data that I have collected with Lazy Scholar. Last year with a query count of just over 13,000, I found that about 18% of papers queried through Lazy Scholar were found freely through Google Scholar. As of today, the total […]

A new infobar and QR code generation

Lazy Scholar is updated to version! Normally I do not force you to read this blog when I make an update, but so you aren’t caught off guard, you will see something new when you open your next paper. I would appreciate any feedback in the comments below. Infobar Lazy Scholar has a new infobar that automatically loads […]

In text citation identification and updates

As Lazy Scholar nears 3,000 users and crosses 50,000 queries, I have a new feature and some updates that I just pushed out. Feature: In text citation identification Even though full texts usually have anchor tags linked to references at the bottom, I often find it annoying when I want to quickly know what paper […]