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A guide on how to use Keenious, an AI based tool that generates article suggestions based on an analysis of a text.

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It is recommended that you create an account as you can then save bookmarks and export them to reference manager programs, such as Zotero or Mendeley.

Login to Keenious takes place as follows: 

  • Go to

  • Complete the form using your UEL email address and a strong, memorable password. Accept the use terms of Keenious.

  • You will get a confirmation of your login to you email. Do ensure you check your junk mail folder if you don’t receive it in a reasonable timeframe.

Go to Keenious at Upload or drag and drop a pdf of an article. The artificial intelligence will being to analyse the text and provides your results on the right-hand side of the screen. Alternatively, you can add a link to a pdf (URL ending with .pdf) or paste text on the web page. Note too that you can also highlight a part of the text to be analysed.

The search results appear in the right margin of the text in relevance order. If the article or other research text is open access, a pdf-symbol can be found next to the search result.Screen shot of pdf-buttonThe search result includes a link to the open article.  

If the article found is not available as Open Access, it may be available through our collections via LibrarySearch. If you are working off-campus, you will need to ensure you are logged in to UEL with your UEL account. Once logged in, you will then be able to check the availability of articles through LibrarySearch by clicking "Access through UEL". This will open LibrarySearch and the article may be available for you to download. If you are working on campus, you will be logged in by default.

From the search results you can also find subject topics from where you can continue your search. Finally, you can see a list of similar articles to the one you selected. 


You can also bookmark your favourite search results in your own account and return to them later. This is done by clicking on the star in the top right-hand corner of the search result. It will turn yellow, indicating that the article has been added to your bookmarks.

You can view your bookmarks in the basic search (on the right-hand side) by clicking on My bookmarks.


Keenious allows you to filter the results in a range of different ways. Note that you can select not only the whole text, but also only part of the text to be searched. First upload a pdf, link or text to Keenious and let it analyse it. Then click on the Filters button to access the following filters.

  • Date filter - You can choose the years in which the articles you want to search for were published. For example, if you want to search for recent articles, select those published in the last couple of years.
  • Citation filter - If you want to find the most cited articles in your field and their authors, you can use the Citation Count filter. Simply set a minimum and/or maximum number of citations and the results will be filtered accordingly.
  • Filter by Keywords - You can also limit the search by keyword if, for example, you want to find articles on a specific topic. When you add a keyword, it is used as a filter in the search. If you add a minus-sign (-) before the keyword, it is used to exclude search results related to that keyword.