PubTrawlr Improving Scientific Search

Tips for searching well

Type in the topic you are looking for. Make sure to check your spelling! At first, try not to go too broad or too narrow.

Recent Queries

  • "champion AND vaccine AND covid"
  • "program champion"
  • "peer ambassador"
  • "albert bandura"
  • "systems thinking AND K-12"
  • "systems thinking AND school"

Now Open: SAFE HARBOR, the PubTrawlr forum.

Have you ever wanted to dive deeper to discuss and understand articles? Have questions about methods, conclusions, or implications? Well, come on over to SAFE HARBOR: a dynamic place to engage with peers on the science.
Safe Harbor is FREE to registered PubTrawlr users. There’s no cost for use, so pull up a stool, and let’s chat science.


Many great ideas don’t make it into practice. This is a major issue for those working in social services. Staying up-to-date requires skill in collecting and synthesizing vast amounts of literature. Because of this, the best strategies are not always used. Ultimately, this impacts the people the social services are trying to help.

PubTrawlr helps people search and understand scientific results more effectively and efficiently by providing on-demand, web-based information leveraging cutting edge natural language processing techniques.

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How It Works

We search publicly available databases to pull in huge amounts of scientific abstracts

Enter your search

You enter the keywords that are of interest to you

Collect Results

We collect all the indexed scientific articles with your search terms


We synthesize and organize the scientific abstracts

Report out

We show you the relevant topics and articles.

Our Core Products

The Trawlr: The Core Search Bot

Type in what you want to learn about, get results back. Pretty simple!

In addition to our free tier, we offer a premium level that allows collects many more results and runs more sophistication clustering and summarization algorithms.

101 Days of Science

  • Keeping up with the literature can be hard; we can help you do it!
  • Every 101 Days, get a topic-specific newsletter sent to your inbox that collects the most recent and exemplary articles in a specific fields.

Special Projects:

Interested in a specific clustering and summarization project?
Just reach out to us!

You are one step closer to learning even more.

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