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Google Scholar
and the Academic Web

James Bisset (james.bisset@durham.ac.uk)
Academic Liaison Librarian (Research Support...
Session outline
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Intelligent web searching
Google Scholar (Tips & Tools)
Google Scholar (My Citations)
Academic web
Wide...
Part 1
Intelligent Web Searching
(Getting the most out of Google)
Intelligent Web Searching
• What are you looking for?
– Breadth or precision
– Single document or comprehensive coverage
Intelligent Web Searching
• What are you looking for?
– Breadth or precision
– Single document or comprehensive coverage

...
Getting the most out of Google
... and then 5 minutes later...
Getting the most from Google
How to search effectively:
Tsunami defences
assumed „AND‟ returns results with both terms
Pro...
Getting the most from Google
How to search effectively:
“early warning system”
returns results with exact phrase
intitle:e...
Part 2
Google
Scholar
Google Scholar
• Scholarly literature
• Articles, theses, books, abstracts or court
opinions
• Advanced features
Citations...
Demo
Google Scholar
- settings, citations,
versions & alerts
Advantages over
library databases
Advantages over
library databases

More results
Advantages over library
databases
• Broader range of resource types e.g.
books, journal articles, theses
Advantages over library
databases
• Broader range of resource types e.g.
books, journal articles, theses
• Information fro...
Advantages over library
databases
• Broader range of resource types e.g.
books, journal articles, theses
• Information fro...
Disadvantages
• Too many results(?)
Disadvantages
• Too many results(?)
• Less quality control
Disadvantages
• Too many results(?)
• Less quality control
• Coverage: Doesn‟t index all publisher content
Disadvantages
• Too many results(?)
• Less quality control
• Coverage: Doesn‟t index all publisher content

• Inconsistent...
Disadvantages
• Too many results(?)
• Less quality control
• Coverage: Doesn‟t index all publisher content

• Inconsistent...
Disadvantages
• Too many results(?)
• Less quality control
• Coverage: Doesn‟t index all publisher content

• Inconsistent...
Hands-on
•
•
•
•
•

Link to Google Scholar
Set up preferences
Search using advanced search screen
Explore advanced options...
Part 3
Google Scholar
– My Citations
Google Scholar
• Track citations to your publications
– Check who is citing your publications. Graph your
citations over t...
Demo
Google Scholar
- My citations
- Metrics
http://www.google.com/intl/en/scholar/citations.html
Hands-on
• Look at metrics of journals in your
discipline
• Set up a „My citations‟ account if you
wish (and add publicati...
Part 3
Academic
Web
Academic Resources
• Books
– Google Books, Project Gutenberg, Universal
Library, (Access to full text of previews)
– COPAC...
Academic Resources
Open Access and repositories
• Institutional: DRO, Durham e-Theses, LSE Online
• Subject specific: ArXi...
Social / Academic Resources
Make use of what others are already collecting:• CituLike – search at http://www.citeulike.org...
Hands-on

Via Flickr Creative Commons, by © Stuti Sakhalkar. Original available at
http://www.flickr.com/photos/theblackca...
Types of Search Engine
• Search engines vs. meta-search engines
Ask, Bing, Google, Yahoo
Vs.

Mamma, Dogpile, Metacrawler
Part 5
Hidden Web
The Hidden Web
• Search engines can access only about 16% of
the available information on the WWW.
• Many library database...
Image Credits
[Slide 3] Via Flickr Creative Commons, by Stefan. Original available at
http://www.flickr.com/photos/4946290...
Image Credits
[Slide 53] ‘Vitae®, © 2010 Careers Research and Advisory Centre
(CRAC) Limited‘ Available at www.vitae.ac.uk...
Vitae Researcher Development Framework [see image credits]

Measuring
Researcher
Development
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Google Scholar and the Academic Web (November 2013) slides. Delivered as part of the Durham University Researcher Development Programme. Further Training available at https://www.dur.ac.uk/library/research/training/

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Google scholar and the academic web

  1. 1. Google Scholar and the Academic Web James Bisset (james.bisset@durham.ac.uk) Academic Liaison Librarian (Research Support)
  2. 2. Session outline - Intelligent web searching Google Scholar (Tips & Tools) Google Scholar (My Citations) Academic web Wider web Hidden web
  3. 3. Part 1 Intelligent Web Searching (Getting the most out of Google)
  4. 4. Intelligent Web Searching • What are you looking for? – Breadth or precision – Single document or comprehensive coverage
  5. 5. Intelligent Web Searching • What are you looking for? – Breadth or precision – Single document or comprehensive coverage • How are you searching? – Targeted searching • Combining terms = narrow search; AND is assumed • OR, “phrase”, -not, ˜synonym, intitle:, site:.ac.uk, date:months – Evaluating results
  6. 6. Getting the most out of Google
  7. 7. ... and then 5 minutes later...
  8. 8. Getting the most from Google How to search effectively: Tsunami defences assumed „AND‟ returns results with both terms Property –intellectual excludes all results that include „intellectual‟ Butterfly OR lepidoptera searches for either of your search terms
  9. 9. Getting the most from Google How to search effectively: “early warning system” returns results with exact phrase intitle:endochronology returns results with term in document title site:.gov.uk only returns results from specific site/domain ~ghosts returns related terms, eg paranormal, haunted
  10. 10. Part 2 Google Scholar
  11. 11. Google Scholar • Scholarly literature • Articles, theses, books, abstracts or court opinions • Advanced features Citations, grouped articles, related articles, alerts, set up ConneXions off campus, links to Endnote downloads Google Scholar
  12. 12. Demo Google Scholar - settings, citations, versions & alerts
  13. 13. Advantages over library databases
  14. 14. Advantages over library databases More results
  15. 15. Advantages over library databases • Broader range of resource types e.g. books, journal articles, theses
  16. 16. Advantages over library databases • Broader range of resource types e.g. books, journal articles, theses • Information from range of sources e.g. databases, publishers, OA repositories
  17. 17. Advantages over library databases • Broader range of resource types e.g. books, journal articles, theses • Information from range of sources e.g. databases, publishers, OA repositories • Simple to search
  18. 18. Disadvantages • Too many results(?)
  19. 19. Disadvantages • Too many results(?) • Less quality control
  20. 20. Disadvantages • Too many results(?) • Less quality control • Coverage: Doesn‟t index all publisher content
  21. 21. Disadvantages • Too many results(?) • Less quality control • Coverage: Doesn‟t index all publisher content • Inconsistent level of bibliographic information
  22. 22. Disadvantages • Too many results(?) • Less quality control • Coverage: Doesn‟t index all publisher content • Inconsistent level of bibliographic information • Some non-academic document types e.g. Handbooks
  23. 23. Disadvantages • Too many results(?) • Less quality control • Coverage: Doesn‟t index all publisher content • Inconsistent level of bibliographic information • Some non-academic document types e.g. handbooks • Less developed search options and reduced ability to limit searches
  24. 24. Hands-on • • • • • Link to Google Scholar Set up preferences Search using advanced search screen Explore advanced options e.g. alerts How does it compare with library databases you use? Via Flickr Creative Commons, by © Stuti Sakhalkar. Original available at http://www.flickr.com/photos/theblackcanvas/2945878325/
  25. 25. Part 3 Google Scholar – My Citations
  26. 26. Google Scholar • Track citations to your publications – Check who is citing your publications. Graph your citations over time. Compute citation metrics. • View publications by colleagues – Keep up with their work. See their citation metrics. • Appear in Google Scholar search results – Create a public profile that can appear in Google Scholar when someone searches for your name.
  27. 27. Demo Google Scholar - My citations - Metrics
  28. 28. http://www.google.com/intl/en/scholar/citations.html
  29. 29. Hands-on • Look at metrics of journals in your discipline • Set up a „My citations‟ account if you wish (and add publications if you have any) • Continue to search Google Scholar Via Flickr Creative Commons, by © Stuti Sakhalkar. Original available at http://www.flickr.com/photos/theblackcanvas/2945878325/
  30. 30. Part 3 Academic Web
  31. 31. Academic Resources • Books – Google Books, Project Gutenberg, Universal Library, (Access to full text of previews) – COPAC, WorldCat (Identify books in other libraries) • Journal ToCs – ZETOC, JournalTOCs, ticTOCs, My Favourite Journals ,
  32. 32. Academic Resources Open Access and repositories • Institutional: DRO, Durham e-Theses, LSE Online • Subject specific: ArXiv, RePeC, SSRN, Pubmed • Use OpenDOAR or Google Scholar
  33. 33. Social / Academic Resources Make use of what others are already collecting:• CituLike – search at http://www.citeulike.org/ • Delicious – search Google ( site:.delicious.com) • Scoop.it – search at http://www.scoop.it/ • Twitter
  34. 34. Hands-on Via Flickr Creative Commons, by © Stuti Sakhalkar. Original available at http://www.flickr.com/photos/theblackcanvas/2945878325/
  35. 35. Types of Search Engine • Search engines vs. meta-search engines Ask, Bing, Google, Yahoo Vs. Mamma, Dogpile, Metacrawler
  36. 36. Part 5 Hidden Web
  37. 37. The Hidden Web • Search engines can access only about 16% of the available information on the WWW. • Many library databases are not indexed by Google Scholar and other search engines. • If they are, they may not be very visible. Library web pages
  38. 38. Image Credits [Slide 3] Via Flickr Creative Commons, by Stefan. Original available at http://www.flickr.com/photos/49462908@N00/3951143570 [Slide 11] Via Flickr Creative Commons, by David Goehring. Original available at http://www.flickr.com/photos/15923063@N00/143186839 [Slide 32] Via Flickr Creative Commons, by Alexandre Duret-Lutz, available at http://www.flickr.com/photos/24183489@N00/320300354 [Slide 38] Via Flickr Creative Commons, by jrgcastro. Original available at http://www.flickr.com/photos/19939966@N00/2618893334 [Slide 43] Via Flickr Creative Commons, by GuidosPortaal. Original available at http://www.flickr.com/photos/38239176@N04/3843484756/ [Slide 49] Via Flickr Creative Commons, by FutUndBeidl. Original available at http://www.flickr.com/photos/61423903@N06/7557181168
  39. 39. Image Credits [Slide 53] ‘Vitae®, © 2010 Careers Research and Advisory Centre (CRAC) Limited‘ Available at www.vitae.ac.uk/rdf
  40. 40. Vitae Researcher Development Framework [see image credits] Measuring Researcher Development

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