Google Scholar - new research tool

Geoff Read at
Tue Nov 23 14:59:40 EST 2004

Hi all,

Our librarian has alerted us to this new free tool from Google. Looks good. I 
found a missed relevant article in my first search in a topic I know well.

"Google Scholar enables you to search specifically for scholarly literature, 
including peer-reviewed papers, theses, books, preprints, abstracts and 
technical reports from all broad areas of research. Use Google Scholar to find 
articles from a wide variety of academic publishers, professional societies, 
preprint repositories and universities, as well as scholarly articles 
available across the web.  

Just as with Google Web Search, Google Scholar orders your search results by 
how relevant they are to your query, so the most useful references should 
appear at the top of the page. This relevance ranking takes into account the 
full text of each article as well as the article's author, the publication in 
which the article appeared and how often it has been cited in scholarly 
literature. Google Scholar also automatically analyzes and extracts citations 
and presents them as separate results, even if the documents they refer to are 
not online. This means your search results may include citations of older 
works and seminal articles that appear only in books or other offline 

  Geoff Read < at>

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