Bianca Kramer   Eric Sieverts  @MsPhelps      @sieverts
Quantitative comparison                     Quant  User perspectiveSearch   queries
MedicinePhysicsBiologySocial sciences   QuantGeosciencesHumanitiesLaw
Medicine          acromioclavicular joint fracture surgeryPhysics           dangling bond passivation amorphous siliconBio...
Overlap Scopus / Web of Science
7 search queries
Medicine        Physics    BiologyGeosciences   Social sciences    Law      Humanities
Scopus / WoS results found in Google Scholar ?
7 search queries                                  ← results Scopus / WoSpublications #
← results Scopus / WoSpublications #
← results Scopus / WoSpublications #
← results Scopus / WoSpublications #
← results Scopus / WoSpublications #
← results Scopus / WoS
Medicine        Physics    BiologyGeosciences   Social sciences    Law      Humanities
1st 100 Google Scholar results: in Scopus / WoS ?
7 search queries   Scopus
7 search queries   Web of Science
Scopus           Medicine       Physics    BiologyGeosciences   Social sciences    Law      Humanities
Web of Science      Medicine       Physics    Biology Geosciences     Social sciences    Law      Humanities
Differences Google Scholar / Scopus / WoS
coverage   ranking
title / abstract                                    authorcoverage   ranking   indexing     indexing                      ...
title, abstract, keywordscoverage                                   search                                   search       ...
# search terms                                   AND / OR                                     query                       ...
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Beyond coverage #ili2012
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Quantitative comparison of search results in Google Scholar, Scopus and Web of Science. Presented with Eric Sieverts (@sieverts) at Internet Librarian International, October 30-31, London.

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Beyond coverage #ili2012

  1. 1. Bianca Kramer Eric Sieverts @MsPhelps @sieverts
  2. 2. Quantitative comparison Quant User perspectiveSearch queries
  3. 3. MedicinePhysicsBiologySocial sciences QuantGeosciencesHumanitiesLaw
  4. 4. Medicine acromioclavicular joint fracture surgeryPhysics dangling bond passivation amorphous siliconBiology greenhouse emission dairy cattleSocial sciences "verbal memory" children dyslexiaGeosciences ethnicity "residential areas"Humanities modern literature cultural continuityLaw "sarbanes oxley" compliance legislation
  5. 5. Overlap Scopus / Web of Science
  6. 6. 7 search queries
  7. 7. Medicine Physics BiologyGeosciences Social sciences Law Humanities
  8. 8. Scopus / WoS results found in Google Scholar ?
  9. 9. 7 search queries ← results Scopus / WoSpublications #
  10. 10. ← results Scopus / WoSpublications #
  11. 11. ← results Scopus / WoSpublications #
  12. 12. ← results Scopus / WoSpublications #
  13. 13. ← results Scopus / WoSpublications #
  14. 14. ← results Scopus / WoS
  15. 15. Medicine Physics BiologyGeosciences Social sciences Law Humanities
  16. 16. 1st 100 Google Scholar results: in Scopus / WoS ?
  17. 17. 7 search queries Scopus
  18. 18. 7 search queries Web of Science
  19. 19. Scopus Medicine Physics BiologyGeosciences Social sciences Law Humanities
  20. 20. Web of Science Medicine Physics Biology Geosciences Social sciences Law Humanities
  21. 21. Differences Google Scholar / Scopus / WoS
  22. 22. coverage ranking
  23. 23. title / abstract authorcoverage ranking indexing indexing keywords full text
  24. 24. title, abstract, keywordscoverage search search ranking indexing fields fields anywhere in the article
  25. 25. # search terms AND / OR query search querycoverage ranking indexing indexing lemmatizationprocessing fields processing quotation marks
  26. 26. Quant

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