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Subject Area: Library and Information Studies
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|Title:||Google Scholar: the pros and the cons|
|Author(s):||Péter Jacsó, (University of Hawaii, Manoa, Hawaii, USA)|
|Citation:||Péter Jacsó, (2005) "Google Scholar: the pros and the cons", Online Information Review, Vol. 29 Iss: 2, pp.208 - 214|
|Keywords:||Internet, Reference services, Search engines|
|Article type:||General review|
|DOI:||10.1108/14684520510598066 (Permanent URL)|
|Publisher:||Emerald Group Publishing Limited|
Purpose – To identify the pros and the cons of Google Scholar.
Design/methodology/approach – Chronicles the recent history of the Google Scholar search engine from its inception in November 2004 and critiques it with regard to its merits and demerits.
Findings – Feels that there are massive content omissions presently but that, with future changes in its structure, Google Scholar will become an excellent free tool for scholarly information discovery and retrieval.
Originality/value – Presents a useful analysis for potential users of the Google Scholar site.