Using the Scholarcy Web Library
You can add PDF, Word, Powerpoint, HTML, XML, RTF, LaTeX, RIS and BibTeX files to your web library, and our AI engine will convert them into summary flashcards that you can store, export, share and annotate on any device. In addition to our Getting Started guide, here we provide more detail on the customisation options available in Scholarcy.
Documents can be imported into your Scholarcy Library in a number of ways. Within one of your chosen library folders:
- Click the green Import button and then:
- Expand the From your device panel, click on the drag area and select your files, or drag and drop files onto this area, then click the Upload file(s) button.
- Expand the From the web or cloud storage panel, then
- Paste a DOI or publicly accessible URL in to the Open access URL and click Import
- Click the GDrive, Dropbox or OneDrive button, log into your cloud provider account, and select the files you wish to import
- Alternatively, click on Zotero button and follow the instructions to link your Zotero library to Scholarcy.
- Expand the From pasted text panel, paste your text into the text box, and click Upload.
- Via the Scholarcy Chrome Extension: click on the Save to Library button at the top of the summary card created by the Extension. You may need to temporarily disable any adblocker extensions to enable this integration. The flashcard will be saved to your default My library.
- Via the Scholarcy Article Summarizer: click on the Sign in to Save button at the bottom of the screen. The flashcard will be saved to your default My library.
We provide a range of options to help you customise the way Scholarcy processes your documents. To explore these, select Settings from the left-hand menu of the main screen and enable or disable the various options in the Import tab, as described below.
When checked, the AI will aim to structure the summary according to the structured of the source document, for example Introduction, Objectives, Methods, Results, Conclusion.
Rewrite in 3rd person
This rewrites the Scholarcy summary section into a neutral third person (for example ‘The authors’ results suggest …’) to make it easier to quote from and reference sections of the paper.
Summary length (words) or Percentage
This sets the target length of the Scholarcy summary section of the flashcard. Set a target length of between 50 and 2000 words.
This determines the number of items shown in the Scholarcy Highlights section of the flashcard. Between 5 and 10 is a good number to use here.
This extracts figures and their captions into a Figures section. You can then click on each figure to show a larger version in a new browser tab. Each Figure will be linked to callouts in the text. Figure extraction is very CPU intensive and, for large documents with high-resolution images, may not always be successful, so it is disabled by default.
This identifies tabular data and their captions, showing the captions in a Tables section along with a download button to save the tables to an Excel file on your computer.