|Reference : Analyzing the contents of Google Scholar, WoS, GeoRef and FRANCIS for Physical and Hu...|
|Scientific congresses and symposiums : Unpublished conference/Abstract|
|Social & behavioral sciences, psychology : Library & information sciences|
|Analyzing the contents of Google Scholar, WoS, GeoRef and FRANCIS for Physical and Human Geography|
|Stirbu, Simona [Université de Liège - ULg > CARE "Le Réseau des bibliothèques de l'ULg" > Bibliothèque des Sciences et Techniques >]|
|Greco, Ninfa [Université de Liège - ULg > CARE "Le Réseau des bibliothèques de l'ULg" > Bibliothèque des Sciences et Techniques >]|
|Qualitative and Quantitative Methods in Libraries 2011|
|24-27 May 2011|
|National Hellenic Research Foundation|
|[en] bibliographic database ; Google Scholar ; geographical documentation ; bibliographic research|
|[en] 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.
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