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Type of site  federated search
Registration  no
Launched  June 2007
Owner  Various technical societies
Alexa rank  11,833,744 (April 2014) is a free federated, vertical search portal that enables users to explore the collective content of 21 science and technology societies – the research most cited in scholarly work and patents – from a single search box on the open web. It aggregates the entire electronic libraries of its founders – societies in major science and technology disciplines. More than three million documents, including peer-reviewed journal content, spanning hundreds of years of scientific and technological discovery, and conference proceedings, are searched through this dedicated gateway.

In addition to the published works of its partners, also searches a database of approximately 50 million worldwide patents from the United States Patent and Trademark Office, the Japan Patent Office and the European Patent Office.

To access the content, visitors to use an interface developed by Deep Web Technologies. Most recently known for its work on, Deep Web Technologies has experience in the development and refinement of federated searching, particularly in the development of scientific portals.

The Beta version of was released in June 2007. Scitopia came out of Beta in October 2007. As of January 5, 2012 Scitopia has officially closed and the federated search portal is no longer available.


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