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See detailWhat about Google Scholar when searching information in Human and Physical Geography?
Stirbu, Simona ULg

Conference (2014, April 12)

This study focuses on four bibliographic tools and aims to highlight what the use of the Google Scholar search engine can yield, in comparison with three commercial bibliographical databases: the well ... [more ▼]

This study focuses on four bibliographic tools and aims to highlight what the use of the Google Scholar search engine can yield, in comparison with three commercial bibliographical databases: the well known multidisciplinary database Web of Science (WoS); GeoRef, a specialized data base in geosciences; and FRANCIS, which includes international geographical bibliography. To identify the bibliographic references published yearly between the years 2005 to 2009, ten keywords placed between quotation marks have been searched through the title field of the search tool interfaces. On a monthly basis, from November 2010 to July 2011, an identical process was repeated to get some information on the repeatability of the searches. Initially the whole set of results was analysed, and then the search results of two keywords were studied in more details. The results indicate that GS provides a high overlap with the search results of the other databases, but also yields numerous unique hits. Moreover, it seems that it is also able to find diverse types of literature, while the others are more specialized. [less ▲]

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See detailReference visualization and download analysis of the “geographical literature” in the Open Repository of ULg (ORBi)
Stirbu, Simona ULg; Thirion, Paul ULg; Schmitz, Serge ULg et al

Poster (2012, May)

Set up by the University of Liège, ORBi (Open Repository and Bibliography) knew a lightning increase of the online posted references since its creation in 2008. The official launch took place on November ... [more ▼]

Set up by the University of Liège, ORBi (Open Repository and Bibliography) knew a lightning increase of the online posted references since its creation in 2008. The official launch took place on November 26th, 2008 and after considerable efforts on behalf of the team which manages the tool, and researchers who introduce themselves their publications, the contents of the repository managed to reach a value of 64245 references among which 38670 with full text. Working for the Library of Geography of the University of Liege, I found interesting to analyze the number of visualizations and downloads of the references (2005 to 2007) posted online by the ULg geographer’s, and the population interested in this literature. The highlight is on WHO and WHERE are the internet users visualizing and downloading ORBi references from? In order to detect the population using this scientific literature, we analyzed the user IP and their distribution in the world. The data was obtained from a MaxMind database. The type of population using this scientific literature: researchers, individuals, public or private companies was also determined. [less ▲]

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See detailAnalyzing the contents of Google Scholar, WoS, GeoRef and FRANCIS for Physical and Human Geography
Stirbu, Simona ULg; Greco, Ninfa ULg

Conference (2011, May 26)

Nowadays, analysis of bibliographic databases is a current practice, especially the comparison between traditional, commercial databases and search engines as Google Scholar that has wind right aft. A ... [more ▼]

Nowadays, analysis of bibliographic databases is a current practice, especially the comparison between traditional, commercial databases and search engines as Google Scholar that has wind right aft. A great deal of researchers analyzed the contents or the citations system of various databases. Some compared the contents of several databases, for specific scientific domains, searching by author (Mikki, 2010; Cecchino, 2010) or keywords (Falagas, 2008). There are no studies concerning the precise domain of geography. This study covers bibliographical databases specialized in geography (physical and human) and Google Scholar search engine. This analyze will point out to geographers what a research in Google Scholar search engine can offer, regarding exclusively contents, in comparison with traditional databases: WOS, Francis and Georef. This analysis does not aim to underline the difference of databases features, but to show what a research in certain databases can bring, from the point of view of contents. To perform this study, we use keywords (in English) and establish them for the physical and human geography according to actual subjects of the respective fields. The research will bring new concrete results given that no comparison of this type was led between the traditional databases used by geographers and Google Scholar. We also hope to give an idea of the possible evolution of the contents for Google Scholar search engine during the determined period of our study. [less ▲]

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See detailORBi, the open repository of Ulg and the geographers: first statistics analyzed
Stirbu, Simona ULg

Conference (2010, October 22)

Set up by the University of Liège, ORBi (Open Repository and Bibliography) knew a lightning increase of the deposits since its creation in 2008. The official launch took place on November 26th, 2008 and ... [more ▼]

Set up by the University of Liège, ORBi (Open Repository and Bibliography) knew a lightning increase of the deposits since its creation in 2008. The official launch took place on November 26th, 2008 and after considerable efforts on behalf of the team which manages the tool and researchers who introduce themselves their publications, the contents of the repository managed to reach a value of fifty thousand seven hundred references among which thirty thousand four hundred with full text. Working for the library of Geography of the University of Liège, I found interesting to bend over the "statistics" supplied by ORBi, concerning the number of visualizations and downloads of the references deposited by the geographers of Liège. On base of the statement of various "statistical" data and the analysis of these data, I try to determine if the deposit of the scientific works in ORBi increases - or may increase the visibility of the scientific works of the geographers from Liège. [less ▲]

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