Re: Google Scholar

From: Lee Giles <giles_at_IST.PSU.EDU>
Date: Wed, 16 Feb 2005 13:35:39 -0500

The Google scholar is outstanding, but I still feel there is a place
for specialized search in topical domains such as CiteSeer, which
I maintain. Our community still very much likes CiteSeer but
also uses the Google Scholar.


Lee Giles

Thomas Walker wrote:

> As T.S.Mahadevan recently pointed out on the BOAI Forum, what those
> who are
> searching for open archive and other scholarly literature really want
> is a
> single website where they can search the entire set of such literature.
> Google is already accounting for a significant portion of the hits on the
> OA journal articles I monitor. Might Google Scholar be that website?
> =======
> Google Scholar (beta version online at
> restricts
> Google searches to scholarly literature, including peer-reviewed papers,
> theses, books, preprints, abstracts and technical reports from all fields
> of research, and finds articles from a wide variety of academic
> publishers,
> professional societies, preprint repositories and universities, as
> well as
> scholarly articles available across the web. Google Scholar ranks search
> results by their relevance to the query, so the most useful references
> should appear at the top of the page. The relevance ranking takes into
> account the full text of each article as well as the article's author,
> the
> publication in which the article appeared and how often it has been cited
> in scholarly literature. Google Scholar also automatically analyzes and
> extracts citations and presents them as separate results, even if the
> documents they refer to are not online. This means that search results
> may
> include citations of older works and seminal articles that appear only in
> books or other offline publications. [Parts of this description taken
> directly from]
> =======
> Tom Walker
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