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Postby AlexCuse on Tue Mar 17, 2009 2:57 pm

I'm working on my thesis, and I'm finding this to be an invaluable resource:

http://scholar.google.com

Basically just google, but limited to referenced works in academic journals. One of my teachers told me about this, and I've been hooked ever since. It removes so much of the pain involved in filtering out all the chatter in a normal google search (apparently not a lot of people want to link to long winded analyses of coupling and maintainability, who knew ;) )
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Re: Google Scholar

Postby Chopstik on Tue Mar 17, 2009 4:57 pm

Alex, that is an awesome link. I can think of more than a few uses for this... I probably have seen it before but forgot about it... Thanks! :thumright:
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Re: Google Scholar

Postby SQLDenis on Tue Mar 17, 2009 4:58 pm

Chopstik wrote:Alex, that is an awesome link. I can think of more than a few uses for this... I probably have seen it before but forgot about it... Thanks! :thumright:


What will prevent you from forgetting it again?
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Re: Google Scholar

Postby Chopstik on Tue Mar 17, 2009 5:02 pm

SQLDenis wrote:
Chopstik wrote:Alex, that is an awesome link. I can think of more than a few uses for this... I probably have seen it before but forgot about it... Thanks! :thumright:


What will prevent you from forgetting it again?

Forgetting what? :lol:
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Re: Google Scholar

Postby SQLDenis on Tue Mar 17, 2009 5:04 pm

what?
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Re: Google Scholar

Postby Remou on Tue Mar 17, 2009 8:29 pm

Its great, but one problem is that it returns articles from pay-per-view sites and sites that require a subscription.
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Re: Google Scholar

Postby AlexCuse on Tue Mar 17, 2009 8:40 pm

Unfortunately, a lot of journal articles fall behind those types of walls. Luckily I can access the bigger ones through school.

For anyone doing serious research, I would guess that they could either find a way behind the wall, or simply go to a library armed with a pointer to what they need. To limit it to free sites would exclude many of the major journals like IEEE, and seriously devalue the service (IMO anyway).

Don't get me started on whether this stuff should be free anyway though ;)
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Re: Google Scholar

Postby SQLDenis on Tue Mar 17, 2009 8:54 pm

We have/own factivaat work
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