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Google Scholar revisited

Péter Jacsó (University of Hawaii, Hawaii, USA)

Online Information Review

ISSN: 1468-4527

Article publication date: 22 February 2008

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Abstract

Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to revisit Google Scholar.

Design/methodology/approach

This paper discusses the strengths and weaknesses of Google Scholar.

Findings

The Google Books project has given a massive and valuable boost to the already rich and diverse content of Google Scholar. The downside of the growth is that significant gaps remain for top ranking journals and serials, and the number of duplicate, triplicate and quadruplicate records for the same source documents (which Google Scholar cannot detect reliably) has increased.

Originality/value

This paper discusses the strengths and weaknesses of Google Scholar.

Keywords

Citation

Jacsó, P. (2008), "Google Scholar revisited", Online Information Review, Vol. 32 No. 1, pp. 102-114. https://doi.org/10.1108/14684520810866010

Publisher

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

Copyright © 2008, Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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