Google Scholar to overshadow them all? Comparing the sizes of 12 academic search engines and bibliographic databases

@article{Gusenbauer2018GoogleST,
  title={Google Scholar to overshadow them all? Comparing the sizes of 12 academic search engines and bibliographic databases},
  author={Michael Gusenbauer},
  journal={Scientometrics},
  year={2018},
  volume={118},
  pages={177-214}
}
Information on the size of academic search engines and bibliographic databases (ASEBDs) is often outdated or entirely unavailable. Hence, it is difficult to assess the scope of specific databases, such as Google Scholar. While scientometric studies have estimated ASEBD sizes before, the methods employed were able to compare only a few databases. Consequently, there is no up-to-date comparative information on the sizes of popular ASEBDs. This study aims to fill this blind spot by providing a… 

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