[PRESS RELEASE] Deep Web Technologies’ Federated Search Now Integrates with RefWorks Online

This post was written by Darcy Katzman on July 28, 2009
Posted Under: Press Releases

SANTA FE, N.M., July 28, 2009 — Deep Web Technologies’ Federated Search product, Explorit Research Accelerator, now includes seamless integration with RefWorks. Deep Web Technologies has added RefWorks Direct Export support to Explorit, allowing users to select specific results, and have their citations import directly into RefWorks.

“RefWorks is one of the premiere web-based solutions for citations management,” noted Deep Web Technologies’ President, Abe Lederman. “Integration with RefWorks was a natural step for expanding Explorit’s value to our clients, who rely on RefWorks for citation management.”

Explorit currently integrates with citation management programs such as EndNote, Zotero, and WizFolio, via RIS files. The RefWorks Direct Export feature works differently, since it allows users to directly post to their RefWorks account from any Explorit application with RefWorks integration enabled. If RefWorks users are logged in, posting to RefWorks after performing a federated search with Explorit will immediately import the RIS formatted file to their RefWorks account. If not logged in, they will be prompted to login by RefWorks first, and after logging in, citations will be automatically posted to their account.

Citation management is an important feature for academic users of federated search, who want to easily maintain the citations of the articles representing their “needle-in-the-haystack.” With Deep Web Technologies’ Explorit Research Accelerator next-generation federated search, the most relevant results are pulled from multiple collections of information, creating a simple yet powerful tool for researchers to find, select and download valuable information.

Explorit Research Accelerator Federated Search allows users to select results from across multiple searches. All selected results can then be emailed, printed or downloaded using RefWorks Direct Export or the RIS files downloader. The Selections feature also integrates with Explorit Alerts, an automated results search which delivers time-sensitive results on critical queries to a user’s email or RSS feed.

“This is an example of Deep Web Technologies’ continuing efforts to improve federated search,” noted Brian Despain, Vice President of Professional Services for Deep Web Technologies. “We will continue to introduce new features to Explorit to meet the needs of tomorrow’s researchers.”

Deep Web Technologies intends to introduce additional tightly integrated features using their advanced Web Services Application Programming Interface (API). “Our aim is to open up complete access to the deep web, giving companies, software developers and end-users the full power of the deep web at their fingertips,” said Despain.

Deep Web Technologies partnered with Scitopia.org, the world’s leading scientific federated search portal, to debut this new feature. Those interested in testing Deep Web Technologies RefWorks Direct Export may visit Scitopia.org (http://www.scitopia.org), select results with the “Add Clipping” tool, then click on the “My Articles” link to view clipped results and download citations.

About Deep Web Technologies

Deep Web Technologies (http://www.deepwebtech.com) creates custom, sophisticated federated search solutions for clients who demand precise, accurate results. The tool of choice when needing to access the deep web, federated search performs real-time, parallel searches of multiple information sources, merging the results into one page. Serving Fortune 500 companies, the Science.gov Alliance (http://www.science.gov), the U.S. Dept. of Energy, the Dept. of Defense, Scitopia.org (http://www.scitopia.org), Nutrition.gov, WorldWideScience.org (http://www.worldwidescience.org) and a variety of other customers and partners, Deep Web Technologies has built a reputation as the “researcher’s choice” for its advanced, agile information discovery tools.

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