Locating scholarly papers of interest online
Discovering the existence of scholarly papers in an online environment has been possible since the middle of the last century and the retrieval of their full text reliably possible only in the last quarter of the century. Since then several public web-based scholarly search engines have become available and directly compete with the older proprietary database search services to aid scholars and researchers. This chapter compares three public services, Google Scholar, Academic Search and Scirus, with two proprietary services, Web of Science and Scopus, in their effectiveness as tools for communicating and raising awareness of scholarship. It examines the three main ...