Examining the claims of Google Scholar as a serious information source

White, Bruce Examining the claims of Google Scholar as a serious information source. New Zealand Library & Information Management Journal, 2006, vol. 50, n. 1, pp. 11-24. [Journal article (Paginated)]


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Since its introduction in mid 2004 the Google Scholar search engine has been the subject of considerable interest within the library community and has been the subject of both excitement and criticism. While applauding its ambitious scope various writers have pointed out its shortcomings through unfavourable comparisons with the traditional scholarly databases. This article summarises the debate and then critically examines Google Scholar through a number of practical examples concluding that in terms of its coverage and functionality it outperforms traditional databases in locating a major portion of the available information.

Item type: Journal article (Paginated)
Keywords: Google Scholar, Search Engines, Scholarly Information, New Zealand
Subjects: H. Information sources, supports, channels. > HL. Databases and database Networking.
Depositing user: Bruce White
Date deposited: 09 Nov 2006
Last modified: 02 Oct 2014 12:05
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10760/8344


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