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Kopernio - A Browser Plugin to Retrieve PDFs More Easily: Home

This LibGuide will explain how to install and use Kopernio on your web browser, and how it can make a researcher's life easier

About Kopernio

Kopernio is a browser plugin that finds legal PDF copies of academic articles while you browse.  Links appear on Google Scholar search pages, on journal websites, anywhere you are looking for access to articles. Behind the scenes Kopernio searchs open databases and CSHL's subscriptions to find the best version of the paper for you. It brings the article to you with fewer clicks and less searching.  

‚ÄčKopernio integrates with the CSHL Library proxies to retrieve research articles from our subscriptions. Kopernio will configure this for you automatically. Kopernio also indexes a range of additional data sources from which PDFs can be retrieved:

  • Open access publishers
  • Institutional repositories
  • Pre-print servers
  • Google Scholar
  • Your Kopernio search history

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