The Web of Knowledge and Google Scholar: non-Western countries occurring in the byline versus country top level domain queries

Stimulate 8 Group, The The Web of Knowledge and Google Scholar: non-Western countries occurring in the byline versus country top level domain queries., 2009 [Preprint]

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This investigation illustrates differences between data available in professional databases such as the Web of Knowledge and data that are freely available on the Internet via Google Scholar. Our findings seem to indicate that, in general non-Western countries are better represented in the Web of Science than in Google Scholar. Through our results we illustrate one aspect of the digital divide between Western countries and other ones, in particular developing countries.

Item type: Preprint
Keywords: digital divide; Web of Knowledge; Google Scholar; h-index; ideal world of science; topic searches
Subjects: B. Information use and sociology of information > BG. Information dissemination and diffusion.
L. Information technology and library technology > LC. Internet, including WWW.
B. Information use and sociology of information > BB. Bibliometric methods
Depositing user: Ronald Rousseau
Date deposited: 21 Jan 2009
Last modified: 02 Oct 2014 12:13


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