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New feature: Policy citation context

We've been working on drastic improvements to citation contexts, which are now shown on both the policy and scholarly article search views.

Overton always shows the text around where a citation was identified - typically in bibliography sections - but now also tries to determine where that citation was actually used in the policy document body.


This should save you loads of time trawling through PDFs to find exactly how your research was used!

Let us know what you think! Email us at support@overton.io with any feedback and suggestions for future upgrades.

For the full record of our release notes, see our Help centre.

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We help universities, think tanks and publishers understand the reach and influence of their research.

The Overton platform contains is the world’s largest searchable policy database, with almost 5 million documents from 29k organisations.

We track everything from white papers to think tank policy briefs to national clinical guidelines, and automatically find the references to scholarly research, academics and other outputs.