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Introducing: Google Scholar A comprehensive academic search engine
Why Use Google Scholar? Google Scholar provides a convenient method for searching scholarly literature. From one website, you can search various disciplines and types of sources: articles, theses, books, abstracts and court opinions. Google Scholar helps you find relevant research quickly, from a wide variety of academic sources available online.
About Google Scholar Stand on the shoulders of giants Launched: November 20, 2004 Owner: Google Available at: scholar. google. com Goal: Allowing easier and more accurate access to scientific knowledge
Section 1: How to Search? Special thanks to Pearson Bramblett for slides of this chapter
To begin, proceed to scholar. google. com
Enter the search term into the text box
If you click the inverted triangle on the right side of the box, you can perform an advanced search.
The results are displayed just like a normal Google search
The search results not only indicate what type of source each result is. . .
. . . but results with a link on the right of the page. . .
. . . will access entire articles or books.
Click on a link to read an abstract of an article or see an excerpt from a book.
Tips for better searches: If the search results are too basic, click "Cited by" to see newer papers that referenced them. These newer papers will often be more specific. Click "Related articles" or "Cited by" to see closely related work, or search for author's name and see what else they have written.
Section 2: How to Build Personal Profile?
To begin, click on “My Citations” and then login to your Google account.
Step 1: fill the profile form
Step 2: add your article
Step 3: update option
Click on “Edit” button and fill the form.
Click on “Add” button to add your articles.
After adding your articles, Google Scholar will calculate your citations, H-Index and i 10 -Index
By clicking on article checkbox, you can “delete” it from your profile or “merge” similar articles or “export” them
By clicking on “More” button, you can view your trash, change update option and delete your account.
Section 3: Bibliometrics on Google Scholar
Google Scholar Indexes
Google Scholar Metrics Citations: Number of citation for all publication. i 10 -Index: the number of publications with at least 10 citations. H-Index: the largest number h such that at least h articles in that publication were cited at least h times each.
H-Index The largest number h such that at least h articles in that publication were cited at least h times each.
Publish or Perish is a software program that retrieves and analyzes academic citations. It uses Google Scholar and Microsoft Academic Search to obtain the raw citations, then analyzes these and presents the following metrics: • Total number of papers and total number of citations • Average citations per paper, citations per author, papers per author, and citations per year • Hirsch's h-index and related parameters • Egghe's g-index • The contemporary h-index • Three variations of individual h-indices • The average annual increase in the individual h-index • The age-weighted citation rate • An analysis of the number of authors per paper. Available at: http: //www. harzing. com/resources/publish-orperish
Scholarometerbeta is a social tool to facilitate citation analysis and help evaluate the impact of an author's publications. Available at: http: //scholarometer. indiana. edu
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