[Hpn] OT: *Heads Up*: Excellent New Online Research Search Tool from Google: Google Scholar

Morgan W. Brown Morgan W. Brown" <morganbrown@gmail.com
Mon, 29 Nov 2004 07:29:05 -0500


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Dear HPN'ers

If you were not already aware of it, here is a heads up:

Google Scholar: http://scholar.google.com/

Just came across word of this excellent new online research search
tool from Google via a blog I happened upon late last evening.

Google Scholar is in the Beta testing phase and, from what I can
ascertain anyway, was introduced just recently.

More about that can be found on the Google blog @:

Scholarly pursuits
http://www.google.com/googleblog/2004/11/scholarly-pursuits.html

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About Google Scholar:

Google Scholar enables you to search specifically for scholarly
literature, including peer-reviewed papers, theses, books, preprints,
abstracts and technical reports from all broad areas of research. Use
Google Scholar to find articles from a wide variety of academic
publishers, professional societies, preprint repositories and
universities, as well as scholarly articles available across the web.

Just as with Google Web Search, Google Scholar orders your search
results by how relevant they are to your query, so the most useful
references should appear at the top of the page. This relevance
ranking takes into account the full text of each article as well as
the article's author, the publication in which the article appeared
and how often it has been cited in scholarly literature. Google
Scholar also automatically analyzes and extracts citations and
presents them as separate results, even if the documents they refer to
are not online. This means your search results may include citations
of older works and seminal articles that appear only in books or other
offline publications.

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Read more about it @ About Google Scholar:
http://scholar.google.com/scholar/about.html


Morgan <morganbrown@gmail.com>
Morgan W. Brown
Montpelier Vermont USA
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