A newly enhanced, scientific-only search engine gives students, scholars, and other academics another tool to conduct effective, comprehensive internet searches to find bona fide scientific information. The search engine, called Scirus--like a similar service called CrossRef--is free to users.

Scirus was developed in 2001 by parent company Elsevier, a world-wide publisher of scientific, technical, and medical information, to help the company reach a younger audience of undergraduate students and budding scientists.

"Scirus gave us an opportunity to broaden our outreach to a younger audience," said Amanda Spiteri, one of the search engine's directors.


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