THE SIMPLER WAY TO FIND SCIENTIFIC PUBLICATIONS
LA Referencia’s Search Engine is a tool that centralizes and facilitates the search for scientific publications in the region. There, researchers, teachers and students find articles and theses of masters and doctorate from almost one hundred universities of the eight countries that make up the network.
Quickly and easily, it is possible to search for articles by country, by area, by title, by author or by institution. It also offers the appointment of each article according to international standards and the results can be shared on the most recognized social networks, with just a click.
HOW DO WE DO IT?
We have worked previously in organizational and technical processes that guarantee the quality of the data, focusing on several phases:
Countries sign regional agreements to define common policies and quality standards with the objective of building a federated network of scientific documentation repositories.
We periodically collect the metadata records offered by the repositories of the network through its national node, keeping the contents offered in the portal updated.
We generate mechanisms to ensure the quality of the published information, according to agreed quality guidelines.
We carry out a process of content integration and indexing, providing the users with a unified search service.
In the public search portal, we facilitate the retrieval of information and the access to the full text in open access in the original institutional repository. It provides a system of statistics on the contents and its impact.