InSPIRE - the successor of SPIRES

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In summary, the conversation discusses the use of inSPIRE, a modernized successor to SPIRES, for searching relevant literature in high-energy physics. The question is raised about how to find the citation summary of an author using inSPIRE, which can be done by choosing the "HTML citesummary" output format after making a search. The conversation also mentions the availability of documentation for inSPIRE.
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First, let me ask the authorities to NOT move this thread to another subforum, because this thread is specifically interesting to the society of professional high energy physicists, and not other physicists. I am convinced this is the right place for this thread.

So, as every professional high-energy physicist knows, SPIRES is the standard way to search the relevant literature in high-energy physics. However, since it is quite slow, now there is a modernized successor of it, called inSPIRE:

My question is: Does anybody how to find the CITATION SUMMARY of an author, by using insPIRE?

Of course, other questions and comments on inSPIRE would also be appropriate here.
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You mean the contents in this page ?

or you're interested in the articles written by someone else, but quoting any of his 77 papers in the bibliography ?

In this last part I'm interested, too.
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Assuming you mean the citesummary, this can be found by choosing "HTML citesummary" under "Output Format". Unlike SPIRES, however, you can only find this AFTER you have made a search. So, search for an author, then when the results come, choose the citesummary format and click search again.

Note that, unlike SPIRES, inSPIRE has more extensive documentation:
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Thanks the house, that's exactly what I needed. [Bigubau was also close. ;-) ]

What is InSPIRE and how is it different from SPIRES?

InSPIRE is a digital library and information platform for the high-energy physics community. It is the successor of SPIRES (Stanford Physics Information Retrieval System), which was developed in the 1970s. While SPIRES was primarily a bibliographic database, InSPIRE offers a more comprehensive set of features, including full-text search, author profiles, and collaboration tools.

How is InSPIRE used by the high-energy physics community?

InSPIRE serves as a central hub for researchers to access and share information related to high-energy physics. It provides access to a vast collection of scientific literature, including preprints and published articles, as well as data, conference proceedings, and job listings. It also offers tools for researchers to collaborate and communicate with each other.

Is InSPIRE free to use?

Yes, InSPIRE is free for anyone to use. It is funded by the High Energy Physics (HEP) division of the US Department of Energy (DOE) and is maintained by a team of physicists and information specialists at CERN, DESY, Fermilab, and SLAC.

Can I contribute to InSPIRE?

Yes, InSPIRE relies on community contributions to keep its content up-to-date and accurate. Users can submit new publications, corrections, and additional information for existing records through the "Feedback" button on the website. However, only registered users can contribute to the database.

How can I stay informed about updates and developments on InSPIRE?

InSPIRE has an "Announcements" section on its website where users can find news, updates, and upcoming events related to the platform. Users can also subscribe to the InSPIRE newsletter to receive regular updates via email. Additionally, InSPIRE has an active Twitter account (@inspirehep) where they share news and updates as well.

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