You can export up to 100 flashcards at a time, in various formats. Click here to see how.
You can import any papers you have saved in your Zotero library into your Scholarcy. Click here to learn how.
You can export the references from a single flashcard, or from multiple flashcards at once. Click here to learn how.
Not at this time. Scholarcy needs access to the text from an article to summarize it for you. This means that articles behind a paywall are not able to be processed by Scholarcy. You will need to download and import the PDF to summarize these articles.
Scholarcy can summarize articles in most European languages. You’ll find the Highlights, Summary, Comparative Analysis, and Full text in the original language.
The Synopsis, and enhanced summary modes will be re-written in English due to the third-party APIs which Scholarcy uses. If you want to read these sections in the original language, we recommend using the Google Translate browser extension.
Scholarcy is not a writing tool and cannot write your literature review for you. It can however help you to read and synthesize your collection of research papers, and structure your thoughts in preparation for writing your lit review.
Learn how to supercharge your reading, organise your research, and keep track of your references in our guide.
Whilst Scholarcy is able to generate flashcards from videos, it was designed to work best on academic articles and book chapters, so depending on the available transcription, and content of the video, your results may vary.
The Scholarcy Synopsis provides a narrative overview of the article you have imported in accessible and easy to understand language. Scholarcy’s enhanced summary also provides a more detailed overview of your paper, which you can adjust to use a reading style that suits you.
Image/figure extraction is disabled by default both in the Chrome Extension and Scholarcy Library web app. You can enable it in the Chrome Extension by choosing Options, and in the Library by choosing Settings, select the Import tab, and then sliding the Extract figures slider to the right.
The machine learning algorithms which Scholarcy is built upon were trained to work best on academic articles and individual book chapters, rather than entire textbooks. If you have a 400 page textbook, and a 400 word summary, you essentially get 1 word per page! It is also common for textbooks to have multiple topics throughout, separated by chapters. Therefore, it’s best to split textbooks down into the individual chapters, to get an accurate summary of each chapter.
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The Scholarcy Browser extension has passed all the rigorous automated and manual security checks from Google, Microsoft and Mozilla, and is safe to use. The extension reads the text or the URL of the current page, processes that information, then returns the result to you.
You can manage your subscription to Scholarcy Library by logging in and heading to the Subscription page. From here you can change your subscription type, or choose to pause/restart your subscription.
We have a playlist of short videos to walk you through how to get started with Scholarcy. Watch them here.
You can install the Scholarcy browser extension (Chrome, Edge, Firefox) from here.
When viewing a webpage with an article you would like to summarize, simply click on the Scholarcy browser extension, and the interactive flashcard will open in a window alongside the article, so you never have to leave the original webpage. You can save this flashcard to your library by clicking Save To Library.
You can create a literature matrix by exporting a selection of flashcards to Excel. Click here to learn how.
You can customize how your documents are summarized by heading to the Import settings page.
From here you can: choose if the article is summarized by section; have it rewritten in the third person; decide the length of the Summary; select the number of Highlights; and choose whether or not the figures and tables are extracted.
You can learn more from this short tutorial.
You can change the Scholarcy Summary to a different reading style by clicking on Enhance, and then selecting the style that best suits you. You can choose between School level, General reader, Bulleted list, Undergrad level, One liner, and Researcher.
You can also select Specific topics, and then choose up to 5 keywords to customize your summary to.
You can see which libraries have been shared with you by clicking on Shared libraries from within Scholarcy Library. Learn about Shared libraries here.
All data is encrypted using end-to-end encryption methods. You can read more in our security policy.
You can also delete your account at any time and this will completely remove your information from our systems, apart from data required for legal compliance purposes.
Click here to learn how to create an RSS feed that summarises documents on autopilot.
Scholarcy Library, and our browser extension, require a modern operating system and web browser to run correctly. Please check that your system meets the minimum requirements listed here.
To identify duplicate items in your Library, follow these steps.
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Scholarcy needs accessible text to be able to process the article into flashcards. If you are encountering issues when importing to Scholarcy, there may be a couple of reasons.
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As long as you have legitimate access to a paywalled article, you can upload it to Scholarcy without violating copyright laws. Scholarcy is a summarization and article management tool, not a distribution service.
Scholarcy does not store the PDF of the article after generating the flashcards. Scholarcy only extracts the key information from the paper in the form of the interactive flashcard. This is considered ‘transformative use’ under US copyright law.
To change your subscription type, start by logging in to Scholarcy Library, then head over to your Subscription page. From here, click Manage Subscription, then click Update plan, and select the subscription type you wish to change to.
At the moment we only offer monthly and yearly subscriptions, however if you wish to subscribe via the Access To Work (ATW) scheme, please get in touch with us through [email protected] and we will arrange a 3-year license.
For larger groups of people, such as a department, or entire campus, we offer multi-user and institution licensing. Please contact [email protected] for more information.
When you sign up for a Scholarcy subscription, our payment provider Stripe needs to verify that your card is valid. To do this, sometimes it will issue and then automatically reverse either a £0 or £1 (or equivalent in your local currency) authorisation to verify that the card is valid and able to be charged. This authorisation will be reversed within a day or two, and should drop off your statement shortly.
To change your payment method, start by logging into your Scholarcy Library account. Then head to the Subscriptions page, and click Manage Subscription. From here follow the on-screen instructions to change your payment method.
Many issues can also be resolved by restarting your browser, clearing your cache and cookies, or disabling conflicting browser extensions.
If the problem persists after completing these steps, please get in touch with our support team via [email protected]
Some PDFs will take longer than others, this can depend on how they are formatted. If you find a PDF is running slowly, try turning off image and table extraction from the import settings, then try reimporting the document.
An empty flashcard is usually the result of inaccessible text in the PDF. This can sometimes happen when the PDF provided is a scan of a book for example.