Save Time

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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Lazy Scholar 1.35 for Chrome: Open Access Indicator

Next week is Open Access week, promoting freely available scholarly research. Lazy Scholar makes finding open access copies of research easier when you open an abstract or paper. Now, thanks to, you can clearly identify if the article you’re looking at is open access and if it is, get a direct link to the […]

Lazy Scholar 1.2 for Chrome

Just in time for a new semester… Lazy Scholar gets a fresh coat of paint and a little bit smarter. Here’s what you’ll see in the update rolling out now:     You’ll notice a new “Related Citations” section. Clicking the links here open a side panel that largely features citepeer related references. Citepeer uses machine learning to estimate how related references […]

Lazy Scholar 1.1 for Chrome

In March, I updated Lazy Scholar for Chrome to version 1.0, a complete rewrite from the previous version. Today’s update to 1.1 makes substantial improvements to finding free full texts and citations. Here is a summary of what is new in the 1.x versions from previous. Full text Finding Lazy Scholar now searches multiple places (including […]

Lazy Scholar for Chrome

It has been a number of months since the last update, but today’s brings several new features and improvements. Before we get into them, an item of importance: Help Build a Recommendation System Being a distributed extension, Lazy Scholar is in a unique position to gather massive amounts of useful data on scholarly searching habits. […]

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 […]