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Windows Live Academic

April 13th, 2006 by Zack Whittaker

This is one new cool feature of Windows Live. This new referencing tool helps information, journal articles and other referencing material.

“Academic search works with libraries and institutions to search and provide access to subscription content for their members. Access restricted resources include subscription services or premium peer-reviewed journals. You may be able to access restricted content through your library or institution.

We have built several features designed to help you rapidly find the content you are searching for including abstract previews via our preview pane, sort and group by capability, and citation export. We invite you to try us out – and share your feedback with us.”

You can go and visit it now – it’s restricted to beta testers only for viewing on the Windows Live Ideas pages, but you can still see it regardless here: http://academic.live.com There is a great FAQ on there which tells you loads more information. Using the top search box at the top, research away!

Note: just want to point out, it uses the Live.com main page as it’s “holster”. It’ll have the http://www.live.com/#q= at the top because it renders as a new tab in the Live.com display. That’s why the address says it’s still on the Live.com homepage and you get some AJAX on there đŸ™‚

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  1. Surya Says:

    Looks like Microsoft is just following the footsteps of Google.