Chapter 1 fulltext manual

An R package to search across and get full text for journal articles

The fulltext package makes it easy to do text-mining by supporting the following steps:

  • Search for articles
  • Fetch articles
  • Get links for full text articles (xml, pdf)
  • Extract text from articles / convert formats
  • Collect bits of articles that you actually need
  • Download supplementary materials from papers

1.2 Citing fulltext

Scott Chamberlain (2019). fulltext: Full Text of ‘Scholarly’ Articles Across Many Data Sources. R package version 1.4.0. https://docs.ropensci.org/fulltext (website) https://github.com/ropensci/fulltext/ (devel) https://books.ropensci.org/fulltext/ (user manual)

1.3 Installation

Stable version from CRAN

install.packages("fulltext")

Development version from GitHub

devtools::install_github("ropensci/fulltext")

Load library

library('fulltext')