In addition to Gmail, Google is beta-testing a new search
site, Google Scholar. I’ve dinked
around with it a bit, and I’m finding that it is distinctively different from
Google or any other search engine I’ve used. GS gives you a large universe of scholarly articles and papers written
on a given topic. Here’s what GScholar says
about itself –
“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
Could be of great help on research for a lot of us out here.
Give it a try <== click there.
Good blog on GS by Robin Good <== click there.