Elicit Tips and Best Practices

Tips and information to help you get the most out of using Elicit.
Refining and Customizing Your Results
Create and Save Custom Columns in Elicit
If there’s no predefined column that exactly matches what you want or you need to give additional instructions to correct errors or get the data in th...
Filter Information by Column
You can filter papers in Elicit by any information you add in columns. That means you can filter papers based on criteria like: Effect direction (po...
Filter Papers by Year of Publication
Search for papers using "Find papers" Use the "Publication year" filter: Update: You can now add publication date criteria directly into your search ...
Find Papers: Adding filter criteria in natural language
Elicit's Find papers step can handle filter criteria directly in your query to refine your search results. If you try a query like "papers about th...
High-accuracy Mode
High-accuracy mode for Elicit columns gives better results when adding columns and extracting data. High-accuracy mode is only available to Elicit Pl...
Improve Column Results
If you're adding columns in the Find papers workflow, filter to papers that have PDFs, so that Elicit has more information to work with: When Elicit...
Improve Find Papers Search Results
The results of your query will vary depending on how your query is structured. Elicit will leave out any papers that it thinks are not relevant to yo...
Using Elicit with Non-English Papers
Elicit is optimized and intended for English-language searches and results. We currently use the Semantic Scholar dataset as our primary source for pa...