Science in the web age: Start your engines

  title={Science in the web age: Start your engines},
  author={Jim Giles},
  • J. Giles
  • Published 30 November 2005
  • Education
  • Nature
Google has launched another challenge to commercial search services — this time aimed at scientists. But is the new engine running as smoothly as its fans hope? Jim Giles investigates. 

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  • Mary Shultz
  • Education
    Journal of the Medical Library Association : JMLA
  • 2007
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