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Google Scholar and the gray literature: A reply to Bonato's review [article]

Enrique Orduna-Malea, Alberto Martin-Martin, Emilio Delgado Lopez-Cozar
2017 arXiv   pre-print
Recently, a review concluded that Google Scholar (GS) is not a suitable source of information "for identifying recent conference papers or other gray literature publications".  ...  We finally conclude that Google Scholar is a powerful tool for searching gray literature, as long as the users are familiar with all the possibilities it offers as a search engine.  ...  testing Google Scholar both as a source for scientific information discovery and a tool for scientific evaluation.  ... 
arXiv:1702.03991v1 fatcat:slyufg3fjfbjbe42aurkknbgny