Academic Search to Launch Tonight

Sometime after midnight PST academic search for will be launched at The landing page is there now, although the search results actually point to normal search until the overnight change. To see what the actual results look like, see Kevin Briody’s screen shot here.

Welcome to Windows Live Academic

Windows Live Academic is now in beta. We currently index content related to computer science, physics, electrical engineering, and related subject areas.

Academic search enables you to search for peer reviewed journal articles contained in journal publisher portals and on the web in locations like citeseer.

Academic search works with libraries and institutions to search and provide access to subscription content for their members. Access restricted resources include subscription services or premium peer-reviewed journals. You may be able to access restricted content through your library or institution.

We have built several features designed to help you rapidly find the content you are searching for including abstract previews via our preview pane, sort and group by capability, and citation export. We invite you to try us out – and share your feedback with us.

Academic allows users to search through academic journlas in computer science, electrical engineering and physics. More subjects will be added over time “based on user feedback and demand”.

Update: It’s official