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Answered By: Gail Clement
Last Updated: Sep 12, 2018     Views: 219

Kopernio is a literature search and retrieval tool that helps researchers find and download PDFs from legally authorized sources such as publishers, open access repositories, and other document archives. Kopernio is a free web browser plugin that you install with Chrome or Firefox.

Kopernio works with the Caltech Library's subscriptions to bring you paywalled articles that you (using your Caltech credentials) are entitled to access. If no subscription access is available, Kopernio will try to deliver a free alternative, e.g. an OA version or preprint.

A recent article in Nature describes the benefits of using Kopernio to retrieve research papers you find as you travel the Web.

For help installing and using Kopernio at Caltech, get in touch with your research librarians by sending email to library at caltech dot edu