Thursday, November 18, 2004

Google Launches Scholarly Search Engine

Google has released the beta version of a new service that searches the web for
academic material. The new service is called Google Scholar, and its motto is "Stand
on the shoulders of giants." Search results include information from the "invisible web," i.e., information that search engines usually cannot find because of password or other restrictions, and even sources not available electronically.

For documents not available electronically or available only to subscribers,
Google Scholar search results provide author, title, citation information, and an abstract. There are also links for "Library Search," which enables you to search WorldCat for the item in a library near you, and "Web Search," which searches the web for more information on the item.

For more information, see:

About Google Scholar;

Google Scholar Offers Access To Academic Information, by Danny Sullivan, at

Big News: "Google Scholar" is Born, by Shirl Kennedy and Gary Price, at ResourceShelf.

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