Google Scholar : the new generation of citation indexes

Noruzi, Alireza Google Scholar : the new generation of citation indexes. LIBRI, 2005, vol. 55, n. 4, pp. 170-180. [Journal article (Paginated)]

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Google Scholar ( provides a new method of locating potentially relevant articles on a given subject by identifying subsequent articles that cite a previously published article. An important feature of Google Scholar is that researchers can use it to trace interconnections among authors citing articles on the same topic and to determine the frequency with which a specific article is cited by others as it has a "cited by" feature. We will begin with an overview of how to use it for citation analysis, and then progress through advanced search techniques. This study also compares the citation counts provided by Web of Science and Google Scholar for articles in the field of Webometrics. We make several suggestions for improvement it. Finally, it concludes that Google Scholar provides a free alternative or complement to other citation indexes.

Item type: Journal article (Paginated)
Keywords: Citation index, Search engine, Scholarly material, Webometrics
Subjects: H. Information sources, supports, channels. > HL. Databases and database Networking.
B. Information use and sociology of information > BB. Bibliometric methods
L. Information technology and library technology > LC. Internet, including WWW.
Depositing user: Dr. Alireza Noruzi
Date deposited: 05 Feb 2006
Last modified: 02 Oct 2014 12:02

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