Google Scholar: the pros and the cons

Google Scholar: the pros and the cons Purpose – To identify the pros and the cons of Google Scholar. Design/methodology/approach – Chronicles the recent history of the Google Scholar search engine from its inception in November 2004 and critiques it with regard to its merits and demerits. Findings – Feels that there are massive content omissions presently but that, with future changes in its structure, Google Scholar will become an excellent free tool for scholarly information discovery and retrieval. Originality/value – Presents a useful analysis for potential users of the Google Scholar site. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Online Information Review Emerald Publishing

Google Scholar: the pros and the cons

Online Information Review, Volume 29 (2): 7 – Apr 1, 2005

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Emerald Publishing
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Copyright © 2005 Emerald Group Publishing Limited. All rights reserved.
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1468-4527
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10.1108/14684520510598066
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Abstract

Purpose – To identify the pros and the cons of Google Scholar. Design/methodology/approach – Chronicles the recent history of the Google Scholar search engine from its inception in November 2004 and critiques it with regard to its merits and demerits. Findings – Feels that there are massive content omissions presently but that, with future changes in its structure, Google Scholar will become an excellent free tool for scholarly information discovery and retrieval. Originality/value – Presents a useful analysis for potential users of the Google Scholar site.

Journal

Online Information ReviewEmerald Publishing

Published: Apr 1, 2005

Keywords: Reference services; Internet; Search engines

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