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About the size of Google Scholar: playing the numbers [article]

Enrique Orduña-Malea, Juan Manuel Ayllón, Alberto Martín-Martín, Emilio Delgado López-Cózar
2014 arXiv   pre-print
The results, despite providing disparate values, place the estimated size of Google Scholar in about 160 million documents.  ...  The main objective of this working paper is to calculate the size of Google Scholar at present (May 2014).  ...  For example, in the decade of 2001-2010, the size of WoS was almost twothirds (62%) the size of Google Scholar, but on the 1970s WoS almost matched the size of Google Scholar (91%).  ... 
arXiv:1407.6239v2 fatcat:umi64ugex5dpldqq4akzdjbn7e

Google Scholar: the 'big data' bibliographic tool [article]

Emilio Delgado Lopez-Cozar, Enrique Orduna-Malea, Alberto Martin-Martin, Juan M. Ayllon
2018 arXiv   pre-print
The launch of Google Scholar back in 2004 meant a revolution not only in the scientific information search market but also in research evaluation processes.  ...  The main objective of this chapter is to show how Google Scholar operates and how its core database may be used for bibliometric purposes.  ...  The coverage of Google Scholar Coverage and growth rate are essential aspects of any bibliographic database. This is not only about information transparency but about context.  ... 
arXiv:1806.06351v1 fatcat:odqbkt4bmvbzpkurjkoghnkqge

Empirical Patterns in Google Scholar Citation Counts

Peter T. Breuer, Jonathan P. Bowen
2014 2014 IEEE 8th International Symposium on Service Oriented System Engineering  
This paper explores those patterns, using the citation data from Google Scholar for a number of authors.  ...  The detail of the number of citations per publication is nowadays mapped in much more detail on the Web, exposing certain empirical patterns.  ...  Google Scholar was used to provide publication data for this paper. Peter Breuer is grateful to Richard Gill of the University of Leiden for conversations that laid bare the statistical analysis.  ... 
doi:10.1109/sose.2014.55 dblp:conf/sose/BreuerB14 fatcat:rg5gxdbpjjbufgd246gvxvl5di

Google Scholar: Potentially Good for Users of Academic Information

Frederick J. Friend
2006 Journal of Electronic Publishing  
Use of Google Scholar will benefit the authors and managers of open access content, but there are opportunities for all types of academic content providers in the way Google Scholar is set up.  ...  And we use Google for exactly the same reasons as students: ease of use, saving time, and access to a 1 Information about Google is available on the Google international web-site  ...  A Google Scholar search did (at the time of writing) reduce the number of results from 598 million in Google to 1,250,000 in Google Scholar, and using the "Advanced Search" to limit the results to articles  ... 
doi:10.3998/3336451.0009.105 fatcat:w7hgsvjyrbfq5mtfvy6kkkwrgi

Pakistani LIS scholars' altmetrics in ResearchGate

Muhammad Yousuf Ali, Joanna Richardson
2017 Program  
Purpose -The purpose of this paper is to analyse the research performance of Pakistani library and information science (LIS) scholars, using the altmetrics provided by ResearchGate.  ...  The majority of publications had not been published in a high impact factor journal.  ...  in Google Scholar.  ... 
doi:10.1108/prog-07-2016-0052 fatcat:d5psltoucrgffp66pk32knjd6e

Google Scholar as a data source for research assessment [article]

Emilio Delgado López-Cózar, Enrique Orduna-Malea, Alberto Martín-Martín
2018 arXiv   pre-print
Google Scholar Metrics and Google Scholar Citations), made many scientists wonder about its potential as a source of data for bibliometric analyses.  ...  The launch of Google Scholar (GS) marked the beginning of a revolution in the scientific information market.  ...  Table 4 shows a compilation of the studies that have provided estimations of the size of Google Scholar.  ... 
arXiv:1806.04435v2 fatcat:u5ydp2hky5ft7kfe6vonkj6k4a

Just Google It - Digital Research Practices of Humanities Scholars [article]

Max Kemman, Martijn Kleppe, Stef Scagliola
2014 arXiv   pre-print
This dominant use illustrates the paradoxical attitude of scholars toward Google: while provenance and context are deemed key academic requirements, the workings of the Google algorithm remain unclear.  ...  To gain insight into this process we conducted a survey among nearly three hundred (N= 288) humanities scholars in the Netherlands and Belgium with the aim of finding answers to the following questions  ...  We also thank the following colleagues and organisations for their cooperation and input: Henri Beunders, Franciska de Jong, Renske Jongbloed, het Huizinga Instituut, Netherlands Graduate School of Linguistics  ... 
arXiv:1309.2434v3 fatcat:sevczm2y2bbthnnv4of3ve3oeq

Comparing test searches in PubMed and Google Scholar

Mary Shultz
2007 Journal of the Medical Library Association  
unique items 1 2 5 2 1 2 6 2 0 Table 3 3 Characteristics of Google Scholar results Google Scholar Search numbers #1 #2 #3 #4 #5 #6 #7 #8 #9 #10 Total number of results 26 11  ...  For example, Google Scholar does not offer the number and extent of special searching and limiting features available in PubMed.  ... 
doi:10.3163/1536-5050.95.4.442 pmid:17971893 pmcid:PMC2000776 fatcat:ae4wbmupzzcx3dnmah3tt5wnk4

Analyzing Citation Frequencies of Leading Software Engineering Scholars

Oliver Hummel, Alexander Gerhart, Bernhard Schäfer
2012 Computer and Information Science  
Clearly, the results of our study are influenced by the coverage of these tools so that we have also analyzed Google Scholar and found it having a very high coverage of software engineering publications  ...  In order to do that, we have chosen the area of software engineering and created a first comprehensive ranking, illustrating citation values of world class scholars by analyzing the work of almost 700  ...  It is also interesting to see the extremely large publication numbers that are attributed to some of the researchers by Google Scholar.  ... 
doi:10.5539/cis.v6n1p1 fatcat:7wn3a24p6ng6fcpetsrxzch65e

Putting Google Scholar to the test: a preliminary study

Mary L. Robinson, Judith Wusteman
2007 Program  
Also, the relatively small sample size limits the scope of the study's findings.  ...  Purpose -To describe a small-scale quantitative evaluation of the scholarly information search engine, Google Scholar.  ...  Robinson in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of Master in Library and Information Studies at University College Dublin.  ... 
doi:10.1108/00330330710724908 fatcat:4fx6lt4xwvfjtgu27o6mybh4ye

Google Scholar to overshadow them all? Comparing the sizes of 12 academic search engines and bibliographic databases

Michael Gusenbauer
2018 Scientometrics  
Hence, it is difficult to assess the scope of specific databases, such as Google Scholar.  ...  By our estimation Google Scholar, with 389 million records, is currently the most comprehensive academic search engine.  ...  Open Access This article is distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License (http://creat iveco mmons .org/licen ses/by/4.0/), which permits unrestricted use,  ... 
doi:10.1007/s11192-018-2958-5 fatcat:gg6yyil5wbbodoyzvigwsr5ena

How Scholarly Is Google Scholar? A Comparison to Library Databases

J. L. Howland, T. C. Wright, R. A. Boughan, B. C. Roberts
2009 College and Research Libraries  
of the program:  ...  a comparison to library databases • I'd like to start this morning by sharing a story I heard a couple years ago on the NPR program "This American Life" • You will be hearing from Alex Blumberg, the producer  ...  Google Scholar Results We ran the same query in Google Scholar and saved the results again in a bibliographic Manager. We used Zotero to quickly export all of the results.  ... 
doi:10.5860/crl.70.3.227 fatcat:hup7jvwghbhnplfhkabfcw262u

How Scholarly Is Google Scholar? A Comparison to Library Databases

Jared L. Howland, Thomas C. Wright, Rebecca A. Boughan, Brian C. Roberts
2009 College and Research Libraries  
Google Scholar was released as a beta product in November of 2004. Since then, Google Scholar has been scrutinized and questioned by many in academia and the library field.  ...  of materials found in Google Scholar across disciplines.  ...  Google Scholar Results We ran the same query in Google Scholar and saved the results again in a bibliographic Manager. We used Zotero to quickly export all of the results.  ... 
doi:10.5860/0700227 fatcat:xyc5x6vopvetfpi7l72dnebdxy

Google Scholar Users and User Behaviors: An Exploratory Study

Gail Herrera
2011 College and Research Libraries  
The University of Mississippi Library created a profile to provide linking from Google Scholar (GS) to library resources in 2005.  ...  The purpose of this project is to examine users of Google Scholar with existing data from interlibrary loan transactions and library Web site click-through logs and analytics.  ...  A number of user studies also shed some light on the use of Google among students and researchers.  ... 
doi:10.5860/crl-125rl fatcat:a6ubniwmuvhspp57c5fkm2a3ae

Female scholars need to achieve more for equal public recognition [article]

Menno H. Schellekens and Floris Holstege and Taha Yasseri
2019 arXiv   pre-print
We calculate the probability of appearing on Wikipedia as a scientist for both male and female scholars in three different fields.  ...  Different kinds of "gender gap" have been reported in different walks of the scientific life, almost always favouring male scientists over females.  ...  We thank Jop Flameling for discussion on the research design and data collection. TY was partially supported by the Alan Turing Institute under the EPSRC grant no. EP/N510129/1.  ... 
arXiv:1904.06310v2 fatcat:6uuiy56x2rev7m2b6bf6dsssne
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