An exploratory study of Google Scholar

  title={An exploratory study of Google Scholar},
  author={Philipp Mayr and Anne-Kathrin Walter},
Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to discuss the new scientific search service Google Scholar (GS). It aims to discuss this search engine, which is intended exclusively for searching scholarly documents, and then empirically test its most important functionality. The focus is on an exploratory study which investigates the coverage of scientific serials in GS.Design/methodology/approach – The study is based on queries against different journal lists: international scientific journals from… 

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