May 21, 2022

Rankings: The Top 10 “Hot” Articles in Library and Information Science, April 2014

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Note: Three articles on the Top 10 list are available full-text (free) on the open web.

1. Google Scholar as replacement for systematic literature searches: good relative recall and precision are not enough

3. Google Scholar Metrics: An Unreliable Tool For Assessing Scientific Journals

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

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About Gary Price

Gary Price ( is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.