Friday, 15 September 2017

Google Scholar

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Google Scholar is the perfect place where you can search extensively for scholarly literature. In google scholar, you can find the information about many disciplines and sources like books, abstracts, theses, and court opinions from professional societies, online repositories, academic publishers, universities, and other websites.Google scholar gives you the assistance in a way that you can find relevant work across the world of scholarly research. The features are included search all scholarly literature from one convenient place.


Using this online website, you can explore related works, citations, authors and publications. By using Google Scholar, you can able to locate the complete document through your library or on the web page. In any area of research, you can keep up with the recent developments. Additionally, you can verify who is citing your publications according to the created public author profile. At this online website, you can view the ranking of the documents in which the way researchers can do. It aims to give the rankings for documents according to how much weighing the full text of each document, who it was written by, where it was published, as well as how often and how recently it has been cited in other scholarly literature.

Google Scholar Citations

The citations provide an easier way for authors to keep track of citations to their articles. With the use of Google Scholar Citations, you can check graph citations over time, who is citing your publications, and compute several citation metrics. You can create the public profile which may appear in the results when people search for your name. Based on this citations, you can quickly setup and maintain easily even if you're publishing hundreds of articles or if your name is shared by several different scholars. You can prefer to view your list of articles updated automatically or update the articles manually at any time, or review the articles updates yourself. Including all these, you can add groups of related articles not just one article. The citation metrics are computed and updated automatically as it finds new citations to your work on the web page. 


The documentation of Google Scholar describes the technology behind indexing of websites with scholarly articles. The webmasters who would like their papers also included in the search results. If you're trying to fix the errors in indexing of your own website or you're required to make sure that your article hosting product is compatible with the Google, the detailed technical information is very helpful. If you're an individual author, it's better to upload your paper to your website or share your link on your publications page. But, you must ensure to remember some important notes including the full text of your paper is in PDF format that means it ends with the extension of .pdf, title of the paper appears in a large font on top of the first page, and the name of the authors must be written on the right corner of the page in a separate line. Including all these, you can also add the references at last section of the page i.e. bibliography section. Search robots can be used normally to find your paper and include it in Google Scholar within the duration of several weeks only. If it doesn't properly work for uploading the documents, you can read the technical documentation keenly once again and check your institutional repository is either configured for indexing and upload your papers there. Otherwise, if you're a university repository, the company insisting you that use the latest version of Eprints, Digital Commons, or DSpace software to host your papers. If you want to consider a less common hosting product or service, or an older version of these, you make sure that your website must meet the provided technical guidelines. Whether you may want to publish the journals on the website, you can use one of the established journal hosting services like Atypon and Highwire. You can host many journals on a single website using aggregators such as SciElo or JSTOR. But, you should verify with your aggregator to know whether they support full text indexing in Google Scholar. In an alternative to this, if you've the technical expertise to manage your own website, it's recommended to use the Open Journal Systems software which is available at Power Knowledge Project. Otherwise, if you're desired to maintain your own custom website or use a smaller journal hosting service, you should go through the technical guidelines thoroughly without fail to meet the basic needs. 


Google Scholar Metrics is the convenient way for authors to get the glance and influence of recent articles in scholarly publications. It summarizes the recent citations to many publications and helps the authors to find the place where they can publish their new research. According to the five year h-index and h-median metrics, you can browse for top 100 publications in several languages. You can check which articles cited the most and who cited them by using its h-index number to view the articles. You can also publications in research areas of your interest. For that, you can browse publications in a broad area of research by choosing the areas which are available in left column. The areas like engineering & computer science and health & medical sciences. Specific research areas also available at publications and click on the subcategories link like databases & information systems or development economics. Still, the research areas will be available only for English publications. You can look for specific publications for various languages based on the words by their titles. Available metrics types are subsuming h-index, h-core, h-median, h5-index, h5-core, and h5-median. The h-index of the publication is the largest number, at least h articles in that publication were cited at least h times each. In an explanation to this, you can consider the example like a publication consists of five articles cited by 17, 9, 6, 3, and 2 respectively and h-index has 3. h-core of a publication included top cited h articles from the publication. For above example of articles, the publication has the h-core with three articles those cited by 17, 9, and 6. h-median of the publication is the median of the citation count in its h-core. It is a measure of the distribution of citations to the articles in the h-core. It displays h5-index and h5-median for each publication. It presents an entire h5-core of its articles along with their citation numbers. So, you can view which articles contribute to the h5-index. Based on indexes of articles from a large number of websites, always can't tell in which journal a particular article has been published. In order to avoid the misidentification of publications, it includes the below items which are journal articles from websites that follow inclusion guidelines, chosen conference articles in computer science & electrical engineering. It excluded the below mentioned items which are court opinions, patents, books, and dissertations, publication with fewer than 100 articles published between 2012 and 2016, publications which received no citations to articles between 2012 and 2016. If you're unable to find the publication, you can try for another alternative title or searching for abbreviated title. Whether you may wonder that your articles has not been published, or why it has a fewer citations than it surely deserves. In this case, you can consider the important note into account is that configuring your website for indexing in the website. 

Publisher Support

Google Scholar boosts the visibility and accessibility of your content across worldwide. It maintains the relationship with publishers of scholarly information to index peer-reviewed papers, abstracts, theses, articles, and technical reports from all disciplines of research areas. In addition to these, it make them searchable on both Google and Google Scholar. 


On behalf of Google's goal, Library facilitates the access and read the content universally. In order to make it easier for accessing the information of electric and print media resources, library offers you two ways while using the Google Scholar such as Library Links, and Library search. Library links are designed for article level links to subscription for full text and it works best for electronic resources like journals and conference articles. To sign up for this library links, you'll need an open URL compatible resolver and you must contact the concerned vendor to get included your article in Google Scholar online website. The vendor asks you to fill the registration form in which you're required to enter the IP address and and text of the link. After that, they will augment that information and make this data available to the company's indexing system. Library search facilitates you to access the links to book catalogues where the patron can check the local availability of a book or request for a library loan. This option is perfect for print resources like books or monographs. To sign up for this program, you need to participate in the Union catalog which makes the bibliographic records available to the indexing system automatically. The index records normally link to the catalog of your library. For library search, you don't make any registration with vendors.

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