Tag Archives: Google Scholar

Query suggestions for Google Scholar detailed queries

(4 August 2017) Last year Google Scholar added query suggestions to help students explore topics they may not be familiar with. These suggestions go from a broad search to deeper and more specific areas. But many of you are already well familiar with your research area, and your searches are already specific and detailed. Sometimes, […]


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2017 Scholar Metrics released

(5 July 2017) Scholar Metrics provide an easy way for authors to quickly gauge the visibility and influence of recent articles in scholarly publications. Today, Google is releasing the 2017 version of Scholar Metrics. This release covers articles published in 2012–2016 and includes citations from all articles that were indexed in Google Scholar as of […]


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Classic Papers: articles that have stood the test of time

(15 June 2017) Scholarly research is often about the latest findings – the newest knowledge that our colleagues have gleaned from nature. Some articles buck this pattern and have impact long after their publication. Today, Google Scholar is releasing Classic Papers, a collection of highly-cited papers in their area of research that have stood the […]


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Google Scholar is a serious alternative to Web of Science

(16 March 2016) Many bibliometricians and university administrators remain wary of Google Scholar citation data, preferring “the gold standard” of Web of Science instead. Anne-Wil Harzing, who developed the Publish or Perish software that uses Google Scholar data, sets out to challenge some of the misconceptions about this data source and explain why it offers […]


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2016 Scholar Metrics released by Google

(15 July 2016) Scholar Metrics provide an easy way for authors to quickly gauge the visibility and influence of recent articles in scholarly publications. Today, Google has released the 2016 version of Scholar Metrics. This release covers articles published in 2011–2015 and includes citations from all articles that were indexed in Google Scholar as of […]


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Primary Research Group has published the Survey of Academic Library Database Licensing Practices, 2016-17 Edition

(1 July 2016) This international study (ISBN 978-157440-399-2)presents data from 29 colleges and universities about their database licensing practices, including spending data on eBooks, databases, and eJournals.  The report looks closely at trends in how staff time is consumed on issues such as invoice-checking, contract examination, training patrons in database use and other tasks.  In […]


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Gale content now discoverable through Google

(29 February 2016, Farmington Hills, Mich.) Gale, a leading provider of library resources and part of Cengage Learning, has reached a major milestone in its quest to improve discoverability and researcher workflow, completing indexing work with Google. Researchers can now easily discover scholarly content from Gale and its partners on Google or Google Scholar, through […]


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Ruth’s Rankings 17: Wikipedia and Google Scholar as Sources for University Rankings – Influence and popularity and open bibliometrics

By Ruth A. Pagell* (5 February 2016) In early December 2015, MIT’s Technology Review provided a summary of a new paper on using data from Wikipedia to rank the world’s most INFLUENTIAL universities.  A month later, ACCESS posted the abstract for another paper that introduced Wikiometrics, also using data from Wikipedia to rank universities.  In […]


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Google Scholar indexes open access books

(28 October 2015) The length of monographs and their level of treatment pose unique challenges in a search environment. Monographs generally describe mature work unlike journal articles, which usually describe early stage work. As a result, it can be hard to achieve a successful search experience for restricted access monographs, according to Anurag Acharya of […]


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New Google Scholar button makes research easier

(20 July 2105) Google Scholar recently released a new browser plug-in (for Chrome, Firefox and Safari) that adds a Scholar button to your browser toolbar for easy access to Google Scholar from ANY web page. The California Digital Library blog describes how to use this new feature in an illustrated “how to” here.


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Gale expands relationship with Google and discovery services

 (22 June 2015, Farmington Hills)  Evolving to meet researchers where they begin their searching, Gale, a part of Cengage Learning, is supporting discovery by working with Google to index millions of documents in Google Scholar, and expanding the amount of content indexed by major library discovery services. In addition, Gale is promoting transparency in discovery […]


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ProQuest and Google collaborate to improve researchers’ workflows

(24 March 2015, Ann Arbor, MI)  ProQuest will enable the full text of its scholarly journal content to be indexed in Google Scholar, improving research outcomes. Work is underway and the company anticipates that by the third-quarter of 2015, users starting their research in Google Scholar will be able to access scholarly content via ProQuest. […]


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Rise of the rest: the growing impact of non-elite journals

(9 October 2014) The folks at Google Scholar on its 10th anniversary are  looking at how scholarship and citation patterns have changed as publications and archives moved online and comprehensive relevance-ranked search became available to everyone. As the next article in the 10th anniversary series, Google has published a study examining the evolution of the […]


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Fresh look at Google Scholar profiles

(21 August 2014) Google is rolling out a new look and usability improvements at Google Scholar. Publications get more prominence while citation metrics moves to the sidebar. More at the Google Scholar blog.


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