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ERIC Number: EJ959605
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 8
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-1932-2909
Search Engines for Tomorrow's Scholars, Part Two
Fagan, Jody Condit
Journal of Web Librarianship, v6 n1 p69-76 2012
This two-part article considers how well some of today's search tools support scholars' work. The first part of the article reviewed Google Scholar and Microsoft Academic Search using a modified version of Carole L. Palmer, Lauren C. Teffeau, and Carrier M. Pirmann's framework (2009). Microsoft Academic Search is a strong contender when considering the interface needs of scholars, but unlike Google Scholar, it is not yet linked in to library resources. Google Scholar recently expanded its Scholar Citations service (Cordell 2011) but contains little support for the activities of browsing, assessing, and translating. Neither tool supports gathering or organizing results. In this second part of the two-part series, the author reviews two library search engines, summarizes the state of current tools with respect to scholars' needs, and outlines possibilities for a system incorporating the best features from each. In considering these tools, the focus remains on interfaces and system features rather than content. [For part I, see EJ948585.]
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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