ACU now subscribes to Book Citation Index in Web of Knowledge

Monday, May 27th, 2013

Books traditionally have not been covered in database citation-tracking tools such as Web of Science and Scopus but that is starting to change.  In the last two years Thomson Reuters, producers of Web of Science, have added two Book Citation Indexes to their journal citation-tracking databases.  ACU now subscribes to ...

Updated Scholar Metrics: Now Grouped by Research Area

Wednesday, November 21st, 2012

... from Google Earlier this year, we launched Scholar Metrics which provides an easy way for authors to quickly gauge the visibility and influence of recent articles in scholarly publications. Today, we are updating Scholar Metrics to make it easier for you to explore publications in research areas that you are ...

Can librarians trust resources found on Google Scholar? Yes… and no

Friday, September 21st, 2012

One of the reasons science librarians prefer subscription-based databases (ie SciFinder or Web of Science) or those offered as a service of the government (ie PubMed) is the nonstandard behavior of Google Scholar when compared to those resources. Google Scholar is not a bibliographic index, it is a search engine. ...

Are Institutional Repositories Doing Their Job?

Thursday, September 20th, 2012

Scholarly communication librarians (and our colleagues) often tout institutional repositories as the best place for authors to keep their work safe and accessible. Yet, more than 4 years after the publication of Dorothea Salo’s infamous article, “Innkeeper at the Roach Motel,” another former librarian is pointing out that while work ...

Is writing a book chapter a waste of time?

Tuesday, September 4th, 2012

Edited books may not pick up citations in Google Scholar but Pat Thomson writes that they do different work than journal articles or blogs and are often the first point of call for teachers, students and practitioners. It would be silly to think that writing a book chapter is a ...

Search Engine Optimization (SEO) for Institutional Repositories Webinar Recording Now Available

Monday, August 27th, 2012

This webinar provided SEO techniques for improving the indexing ratios of institutional repositories in Google Scholar. More emphasis is being placed on assessment and measurement of university outputs. Institutional repositories have the potential to increase citation rates of authors which, in turn, can affect university rankings. However, the possibility of doing ...

Wow – Google Scholar ‘Updates’ a big step forward in sifting through the scientific literature

Friday, August 17th, 2012

I logged on to Google Scholar last week and discovered something very new. This “updates” thing was not there earlier in the day. So I clicked on the link and got to this page: Scholar Updates: Making New Connections – Google Scholar Blog where James Connor from Google reports: “Since ...

Google Scholar Metrics for Publications

Thursday, April 5th, 2012

"Most researchers are familiar with well-established journals and conferences in their field. They are often less familiar with newer publications or publications in related fields - there're simply too many! Today, we’re introducing Google Scholar Metrics: an easy way for authors to quickly gauge the ...

Google Scholar Citations

Wednesday, March 7th, 2012

Google Scholar Citations Track citations to your publications: Check who is citing your publications. Graph your citations over time. Compute citation metrics. View publications by colleagues: Keep up with their work. See their citation metrics. Appear in Google Scholar search results: Create a public profile that can appear in Google Scholar when someone searches for your ...

Google Scholar Opens Up Its Citations

Monday, November 21st, 2011

'Anyone can now track his or her citations via Google Scholar. The free citation service is “a simple way for authors to compute their citation metrics and track them over time,” the company said in an announcement yesterday on the Google Scholar blog. Google announced a limited-release test ...