July 22, 2014

Research Article: “Beyond Citations: Scholars’ Visibility on the Social Web” (Preprint)

Title Beyond Citations: Scholars’ Visibility on the Social Web Authors Judit Bar-Ilan Department of Information Science, Bar-Ilan University (Israel) Stefanie Haustein Central Library, Forschungszentrum Julich  (Germany) Isabella Peters Department of Information Science, Heinrich-Heine-University (Germany) Jason Priem School of Information and Library Science, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill (USA) Hadas Shema Department of Information Science, Bar-Ilan […]

Preprint: Paths of Discovery: Comparing the Search Effectiveness of EBSCO Discovery Service, Summon, Google Scholar, and Conventional Library Resources

Title Comparing the Search Effectiveness of EBSCO Discovery Service, Summon, Google Scholar, and Conventional Library Resources (Preprint) Authors Andrew D. Asher Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) Postdoctoral Fellow for Scholarly Communications The Bertrand Library, Bucknell University Lynda M. Duke Academic Outreach Librarian, Associate Professor, The Ames Library, Illinois Wesleyan University Suzanne Wilson Library […]

Google Scholar Adopts Google’s New “Modern” Look

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No surprise here, Google Scholar has moved to the UI design seen on other Google search interfaces. From the Google Scholar Blog: The new modern look brings you improved aesthetics and easier access to frequently used search features. You can now search for recent papers with a single click in the sidebar. You can access […]

Google Scholar Launches Metrics for Publications

As we pointed out a few week’s ago we haven’t heard a lot from Google Scholar in the past year while Microsoft has been doing great work with the Microsoft Academic Search product. However, in the past couple of days Google has announced a useful enhancement by adding some metrics for publications in GS database. […]

Microsoft Makes Another Major Update to Academic Search Database

We continue to be very impressed with what Microsoft Research is up to with Microsoft Academic Search. Today, several enhancements were made to this research tool along with an increase to the size of the database. Details 1. MS Academic Research now provides info about 35.3 million publications (many available full text) from 18.9 million […]

Google Scholar "Citations" Launches & A Look at What Microsoft Is Up To With Academic Search

It’s good to see Google Scholar introducing a new service. We’ve been wondering where they’ve been as Microsoft continues to develop the robust and very useful Microsoft Academic Search* that has now been around (and expanding) for more than 18 months. The most recent news–until now–out of the Google Scholar camp about a new feature […]