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Google Patent and Google Scholar Plug-in for StarDrop

Jun 9, 2022

Google Patent and Google Scholar Plug-in for StarDrop

Jun 9, 2022

This script enables you to search Google Patent and/or Google Scholar for patent and literature information.

The installer file and instructions for how to install and use the script are provided in the following pages…

Version

This script is for StarDrop 7.3 for either Windows® or Mac®. To find out which version you have installed, start StarDrop and select the Help->About menu

Installation

If you are using any in-house scripts to access internal systems or databases, or are uncertain about what to do, then please contact [email protected] for assistance.

To install this script on Windows:

  • Ensure that you have saved your work and close StarDrop
  • Download the file StarDrop Script – Google Patent.exe
  • When the download is complete, double-click the file to run it and follow the instructions (we recommend that you accept the default options provided)
  • Restart StarDrop

To install this script on macOS or Windows:

  • Ensure that you have saved your work and close StarDrop
  • Download the file StarDrop Script – Google Patent.zip
  • In your user area, navigate to the StarDrop Python folder (on Windows this is in C:\Users\username\AppData\Roaming\StarDrop\py3, on macOS this is in ~/StarDrop/py3)
  • Extract the contents of the zip file into this folder overwriting any existing files
  • You should now see a folder called Google Patent and Scholar
  • Restart StarDrop

To use this script…

select one row in your data set and then click on the Custom Scripts->Google Patent and Scholar menu item in StarDrop. A dialogue box will appear prompting you to specify the matching mode (Exact Match, Substructure Search, or Similarity Search) and data source (Google Patents, Google Scholar, or both). The search results will be shown in the default web browser.