Update for Docear’s “Google Scholar Parser” Library to Fetch Metadata for PDF files
Google Scholar recently changed its layout, and as a consequence, Docear couldn’t fetch metadata anymore from Google Scholar for PDF files. Fortunately, one of our users (“Silberzwiebel”) adjusted Docear’s Google Scholar Parser, and now everything works as usual. However, we have not yet integrated the function into the main version of Docear. This means, even if you have just downloaded Docear, you need to manually update the Google Scholar Parser, if you want to fetch metadata for your PDF files.
To update the Google Scholar parser, do the following
- Close Docear if it’s currently running
- Download the updated library docear-metadata-lib-0.0.1.jar.
- Replace the existing file “docear-metadata-lib-0.0.1.jar” with the new one. You will find the file in C:\Program Files (x86)\Docear\plugins\org.docear.plugin.bibtex\lib\ (Windows 10) or a similar directory, depending on your operating system.
- Start Docear, and fetch metadata 🙂