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Google scholar (muhibnash)

  1. 1. THE USE OF GOOGLE SCHOLAR AS AN ACADEMIC RESEARCH TOOL
  2. 2. Here comes your footer Page 2 Enter your title here Larry Page & Sergey Brin  Larry Page & Sergey Brin from Stanford University  In the late 90’s (1996)  Rank webpage : content, keyword & other webpage  The mission of Google  Search information easily
  3. 3. Here comes your footer Page 3 Enter your title here Anurag Acharya  What is Google Scholar  G.S Founder A. Verstak and A. Acharya  Beta started 2004, G.S. launched 2006  Formation of GS:  Improving indexing  Extracting metadata  Ranking for scholarly literature
  4. 4. Here comes your footer Page 4 G.S. : What does it include  Publishers  Proprietary Database  Cross-referenced Articles  Institutional Repositories  E-print Servers  Self-achieved Materials Scholarly materials; articles and book citations :
  5. 5. Here comes your footer Page 5 G.S. and Open access documents  Commercial publishers:  20% to 40% per year subscription hikes  Monopolies formed  Universities paying high for same research  Scholars no longer benefited of scholarships  Proposal : Steven Harnad  Publish unreferred preprints force price down  Bypass copyright restrictions
  6. 6. Here comes your footer Page 6 Open access initiative benefits  Scholarly community: free access  Researcher: increase citation impact  Libraries: institutional financial savings
  7. 7. Here comes your footer Page 7 Is G.S. scholarly Scholarly, Full-text or Abstract :  Not all information contained in GS is necessary scholar  Not all document are abstract or full text, but links are provided From where can it be accessed :  On campuses  Off campuses
  8. 8. Here comes your footer Page 8 How to use http://youtu.be/4x5fo_32FJo
  9. 9. Here comes your footer Page 9 Advantages of G.S.  User friendly interface  Searches wide range of scholarly sources  Search facilities access without subscription  Advanced search allows sorting and filtering  Results returned with most relevant first  G.S. connects you to library resources
  10. 10. Here comes your footer Page 10 Disadvantages of G.S.  Bias towards scientific and technological disciplines  No list of source publications used  Search mechanism not accurate or flexible  Results list not bibliographically thorough  Sorting facilities, downloading results not developed  Full-text delivery very patchy
  11. 11. Here comes your footer Page 11 Is G.S. an academic research tool  Adequate information for task at hand  General information on any subject matters  High school college and general public  G.S is designed for scholarly research. Academic research tool: YES
  12. 12. Here comes your footer Page 12 Is G.S. an academic research tool  GS not for wide-range or clinical research  Not comprehensive or exhaustive ; general  Insufficient resources Undergraduate, Postgraduate and PHD  Students depend on G.S as only research tool Academic research tool: NO
  13. 13. Here comes your footer Page 13 Reference List • http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-8762514765927564293 • http://www.academicproductivity.com/2007/ • http://www.gardner-webb.edu/library/googlescholar.html • http://www.istl.org/06-winter/databases2.html • http://www.libraries.iub.edu/index.php?pageId=5735 • http://scholar.google.com/intl/en/scholar/about.html • http://www.uwic.ac.uk/Library/electronic/elecresources/ googlescholar.htm
  14. 14. Here comes your footer Page 14 For any further information and queries regarding this topic we welcome everyone to contact us in our email address. We are also looking forward to your feedbacks which would help us improving. THANK YOU

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