A blog and manuscript in “Serials Review” discuss the versatility and coverage of Google Scholar. It’s now my first search point – fast access to the original manuscripts (Pubmed, in particular, note!), short excerpt, versatile ‘advanced search’ doing what is expected, useful citation count to judge importance. And now the coverage (including paper repositories) is excellent. (link)
About the author
Alan Cann is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Biological Sciences at the University of Leicester and formerly Internet Consulting Editor for AoB.