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Need a specific type of web search software

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  1. syc0path

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    I have a database w/ 147 names of research studies in it. I need to find out if the data for these studies has ever been published, and I had a list of about 40 archive websites that publish this type of data. Each site has a search button, so I could copy and paste the name of each study in the search field for each site -- but that's about 6000 individual searches!

    Ideally, I'd like a program where it would interface w/ one of the sites, check each name in the database, and provide me w/ a logfile of what it found for each study. Then I could repeat this process w/ each of the 40 sites.

    Alternatively, maybe I could find a program where I could give it a list of URLs I need to search, and then paste in each study. And again, it would give me a logfile of what it finds at each site.

    Keep in mind these sites are generally maintained by colleges -- they're not major search engines like Google, Yahoo, etc. I found a lot of programs that will automatically connect to like 10 different search engines, but that won't help me unless I can specify which sites to connect to. This is about the closest thing I found: http://www.download.com/Happy-Harvester/3000-2379_4-10195677.html?tag=lst-0-25

    But it's not exactly what I want and it's expensive.
     
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