Citebase Search is an experimental, semi-autonomous citation index for the free, online research literature created by Tim Brody at the University of Southampton, UK. It harvests open access e-prints (most author self-archived) from OAI-PMH compliant archives, parses and links their references and indexes the metadata in a Xapian-based search engine. Citebase went live in 2005.
More than three-quarters of the papers indexed are author self-archived in the ArXiv archive, which includes physics, maths and computer science. Some (published) biomedical papers are indexed from BioMed Central and PubMed Central.
Notes and references
- Tim Brody: Evaluating Research Impact through Open Access to Scholarly Communication. Thesis, 2006. (HTML)
- Steve Hitchcock, Arouna Woukeu, Tim Brody, Les Carr, Wendy Hall and Stevan Harnad: Evaluating Citebase, an open access Web-based citation-ranked search and impact discovery service. Technical Report, July 2003 (HTML)
- Tim Brody: Citebase Search: Autonomous Citation Database for e-print Archives. Sept 2003 (Paper and Presentation)
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