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Dubious hit counts and cuckoo's eggs

Péter Jacsó (University of Hawaii, Hawaii, USA)

Online Information Review

ISSN: 1468-4527

Article publication date: 1 March 2006

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Abstract

Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to discuss dubious hit counts in search results.

Design/methodology/approach

Uses not only traditional databases and search engines but also unique citation databases to gain informative hit figures.

Findings

Searches are finding materials that are clearly not scholarly materials.

Originality/value

Shows the importance of a more defined search, thus less distortion of counts.

Keywords

Citation

Jacsó, P. (2006), "Dubious hit counts and cuckoo's eggs", Online Information Review, Vol. 30 No. 2, pp. 188-193. https://doi.org/10.1108/14684520610659201

Publisher

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

Copyright © 2006, Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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