The Depth and Breadth of Google Scholar: An Empirical Studyportal: Libraries and the Academy
AbstractThe introduction of Google Scholar in November 2004 was accompanied by fanfare, skepticism, and numerous questions about the scope and coverage of this database. Nearly one year after its inception, many of these questions remain unanswered. This study compares the contents of 47 different databases with that of Google Scholar. Included in this investigation are tests for Google Scholar publication date and publication language bias, as well as a study of upload frequency. Tests show Google Scholar’s current strengths to be coverage of science and medical databases, open access databases, and single publisher databases. Current weaknesses include lack of coverage of social science and humanities databases and an English language bias.
Original Publication Date1-1-2006
DOI of published version10.1353/pla.2006.0026
RepositoryUNI ScholarWorks, University of Northern Iowa, Rod Library
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Citation InformationChris F. Neuhaus, Ellen E. Neuhaus, Clint Wrede and Alan Asher. "The Depth and Breadth of Google Scholar: An Empirical Study" portal: Libraries and the Academy Vol. 6 Iss. 2 (2006) p. 127 - 141
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/clint-wrede/1/