Downloading and installing LexiURL Searcher

Important: Please read all of this before downloading - some of it is critical.

LexiURL Searcher Conditions of use (Microsoft Windows only, sorry)

  1. The software is used for non-commercial purposes only. We also do not accept liability for any damage resulting from its use, or for loss of data or other problems caused by the operations of the programs downloaded.
  2. The current version has the freezing problem of the 2 September 2008 version fixed.

  3. When prompted by your computer, choose a place to save the program with plenty of storage space to save data. This will typically be your computer's hard drive, e.g. the C: drive.
  4. LexiURL Searcher is ready to use once downloaded. See instructions for use. If it doesn't start, then you may need the "dot net framework". For this, go to the following URL, download and install the software there (23Mb).
    http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=262D25E3-F589-4842-8157-034D1E7CF3A3&displaylang=en
    This is the "Microsoft .NET Framework Version 1.1 Redistributable Package". See the LexiURL Searcher blog for more information and to report bugs.
  5. If you use LexiURL Searcher in a paper then I would be grateful if you would consider citing the following as a reference for using the program: Thelwall, M. (2009). Introduction to Webometrics: Quantitative Web Research for the Social Sciences. San Rafael, CA: Morgan & Claypool.
  6. If you have any problems with LexiURL Searcher that are not resolved by this web site, please leave a comment on the LexiURL Searcher blog.

Part of a diagram produced by SocSciBot web crawls.