|Full name of the service||Scirus, the web search engine for scientific information.|
|Description of service & content||
Scirus distinguishes itself from existing search engines by
concentrating on scientific content only and by searching both web and
(often proprietary) databases. Search engines generally index the web by
letting a robot crawl websites. However, a lot of information on the Web
is invisible to search engines, because they are either not allowed on the
site or are technically not capable of crawling them. Sixty percent of the
information on the Web is thought to be "invisible" in this way. Scirus'
aim is to provide scientists with one comprehensive search platform
covering both the web and the normally "invisible" databases.
|URL to be associated with the service||http://www.scirus.com|
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