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WorldCat Local and the Clinician: Is Discovery Improved?

  title={WorldCat Local and the Clinician: Is Discovery Improved?},
  author={Linda Crook},
  • L. Crook
  • Published 1 November 2011
  • Physics
Crook, Linda. WorldCat Local and the Clinician: Is Discovery Improved? Endnotes: The Journal of the New Members Round Table, v.2 no.1 (November 2011) 
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  • Education
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  • 2007
This paper compares and contrasts a variety of test searches in PubMed and Google Scholar to gain a better understanding of Google Scholar's searching capabilities.