academic search

An Alfred Workflow

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need some help figure out how to have alfred search highlighted text in an academic website

Last Updated

04 Jul 2015


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Hi everyone,

I need some help figuring out how to have Alfred search 4 academic data bases based on highlighted text. Usually, when I'm reading a paper I like to look up an author or a reference. I usually have to go through these 4 search engines one by one until I find the paper. I was able to figure out how to do google scholar and jstor based on some release workflows... but have no idea how to do these 2 following serch engines

Does anyone have an idea of how to figure out the search syntax? I'd appreciate the help. I know enough to realize that my highlighted text gets replaced in the "query" section of the syntax... but that's as far as my knowledge of this stuff goes. I'd appreciate the help and plan to share the final workflow.