Friday, 26 February 2010

Recommended Website of the Month - Great PDF

Posted by Andy

GreatPDF is a pdf search engine for PDF ebooks, manual, catalogs, sheets, forms and documents. I've tried a few test runs with various search terms, qualitative health research' for example and turned up hundreds of results.

Sadly it does fall down in one or two areas:
  • Firstly, that there is no clear evidence of how many results your search finds, as there are no page numbers.
  • Secondly, there is no advanced search function, hopefully this is something they will rectify in the short-term.
  • Thirdly, there is no additional information in the search results, meaning you have to click on the link to see the paper.

So on that evidence, I would use this for searching for specific PDFs that you know exist, or as a last result when searching for a topic that turns up poor results.

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