How do I get the best results from the Chrome Extension?

For best results, Scholarcy needs access to the full text of the article. If the article is behind a paywall or institutional log in, unfortunately our cloud-based services cannot access it. In this case, it is best to upload the PDF of the article instead. In your browser, open a new tab, click on the Chrome Extension icon, and click the ‘Choose File’ button to navigate to the PDF on your local machine.

Alternatively, you can upload files directly to your Scholarcy Library.

In all cases, the PDF must contain readable text. Currently, we are unable to handle scanned PDFs that are essentially just pages of images, and need to be converted to readable text using OCR software first. However, we hope to have an OCR option available soon.