[EAS] Scholarly Web Searching

Peter J. Kindlmann pjk at design.eng.yale.edu
Fri Aug 5 02:47:50 EDT 2005

(from CIT Infobits -- July 2005)


"Google Scholar" -- a Google service for scholars that allows searches
to be limited to academic materials (including peer-reviewed papers,
theses, books, preprints, abstracts, and technical reports) -- is not
the only game in town. In "Scholarly Web Searching: Google Scholar and
Scirus" (ONLINE, vol. 29, no. 4, July/August 2005), Greg R. Notess
provides an overview of Google Scholar and Elsevier's Scirus, another
searching resource for scholars. Unlike Google Scholar, Scirus includes
regular web pages as well as journal articles. Using some sample
searches, he compares the two services' search capabilities and
limitations, as well as the advantages of each to scholarly
researchers. The article is available online at no charge at

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