User Manual

Welcome to the Sciveyor user manual!

Sciveyor is a site designed to allow you perform complex searches and textual analyses on a corpus of scientific journal articles. In short, Sciveyor allows you to run a search to find the articles that you’re interested in, save the results of that search as a “dataset” (producing a permanent record that you can return to later), and then analyze those datasets in a variety of ways.

If you need help running an analysis or searching the database, this is where to look. You’ll find basic information here about the kinds of analysis jobs that you can perform and some frequently asked questions. Check out all of the content available in the menu on the left-hand side.

If you’re interested in technical documentation, such as our support for various web and library standards, check out our developer documentation.

Quick Start

The shortest possible tutorial for getting started with Sciveyor.


A more detailed tutorial for running your first analysis in Sciveyor.


Answers to some of our most frequently asked questions.


The history of the Sciveyor project.

Analysis Workflow

How to use the analysis workflow to easily create datasets and analyze them.

User Accounts

Performing Searches

Dataset Management

Types of Analysis

Descriptions of the various kinds of analyses that can be performed on the datasets that you create in Sciveyor.

Privacy Policy

The Sciveyor privacy policy.