Where Google Scholar stands on art: an evaluation of content coverage in online databases

@article{Rozear2009WhereGS,
  title={Where Google Scholar stands on art: an evaluation of content coverage in online databases},
  author={Hannah Rozear},
  journal={Art Libraries Journal},
  year={2009},
  volume={34},
  pages={21 - 25}
}
This study evaluates the content coverage of Google Scholar, as it compares to three bibliographic databases – Arts & humanities citation index, Bibliography of the history of art and Art full text/Art index retrospective – on the subject of art history. The comparison reveals that it indexes roughly one-third of the 470 tested articles, dwarfed by the Arts & humanities citation index’s 73% coverage. Additionally, 64% of the 157 articles retrieved in Google Scholar are ‘citation-only’ records… 

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