European Research Papers Archive

Use

Providing a simple and an advanced search options, along with easy access to text abstracts and full papers' download, this database relies on a somehow unusual (in the homepage) and intuitive design, with no specific help options

Searchability

There are two different search options: a simple query (author & title) and an advanced form with several searching modes available (and clickable references)

Downloading

The database provides easy access to text abstract and full pdf download for each paper, sorted by publication date

Navigational Aids

The site design is simple, intuitive, and somewhat less conventional, thus providing a successful navigation even to first-time users

User Friendliness

The database relies on its colorful and unusual outline (at least in the home page) to attract a variety of users. Still, a few dynamic tips could improve the user's experience