What is Scholarly?
Scholarly is a free, AI-powered search engine plugin that enhances ChatGPT’s ability to explore scientific literature. Developed by Anthropic, Scholarly allows ChatGPT to provide more accurate, comprehensive results when asked questions related to academic research.
Key Benefits of Using Scholarly
- Accurate Literature Searching
Scholarly taps into Anthropic’s Constitutional AI to deliver scholarly article results that are highly relevant to the user’s query. This prevents ChatGPT from generating made-up or inaccurate information when asked about scientific topics.
- Comprehensive Results
The Scholarly plugin connects ChatGPT to an index of over 70 million academic papers and articles. This enables ChatGPT to pull from a vast repository of published research to provide users with a comprehensive set of results.
- Efficient Discovery of Relevant Papers
Scholarly prioritizes articles that are most relevant to the user’s search terms. This saves time versus having to sift through databases manually to find pertinent papers.
- Citation Integration
Scholarly automatically includes citations for any articles or studies referenced by ChatGPT. This helps users quickly identify and locate the sources.
Key Use Cases
- Literature Reviews
Scholarly is invaluable for conducting literature reviews, enabling rapid discovery of published papers on any given topic.
- Research Synthesis
The plugin aids researchers in synthesizing key findings across multiple studies by identifying and citing relevant articles.
- Background Research
Students can leverage Scholarly to efficiently conduct background research and find sources to include in academic papers and projects.
- Continuing Education
Professionals use Scholarly to stay up-to-date on the latest research developments in their field for ongoing education.
How to Install the Scholarly Plugin
Installing Scholarly is simple and takes just a few minutes:
- Navigate to the Scholarly website and click “Add to ChatGPT.”
- Log in to your ChatGPT account when prompted.
- Click “Install” to complete the installation.
Once installed, the Scholarly plugin will automatically activate when you ask ChatGPT a question that involves exploring scientific literature or academic research.
What Users are Saying About Scholarly
Early feedback on Scholarly highlights its ability to provide detailed, nuanced answers using peer-reviewed sources:
- “Game-changer for actually sourcing claims made by ChatGPT.”
- “Like having a university library in your pocket!”
- “My summaries are now underpinned by strong citations – my professor is impressed!”
- “I can finally trust ChatGPT when I ask about research-related topics in my field.”
The consensus is that Scholarly significantly enhances ChatGPT’s capabilities while reducing the risk of generating false information.
The Scholarly plugin unlocks ChatGPT’s potential for exploring academic literature and conducting research. By integrating access to a vast database of scholarly articles, Scholarly delivers accurate, comprehensive results, making ChatGPT an even more powerful research companion. Installing the free plugin takes just minutes but provides immense value for students, academics, professionals or anyone needing to efficiently find and cite peer-reviewed sources.