TITLE

Where Google Scholar stands on art: an evaluation of content coverage in online databases

AUTHOR(S)
Rozear, Hannah
PUB. DATE
April 2009
SOURCE
Art Libraries Journal;Apr2009, Vol. 34 Issue 2, p21
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This study evaluates the content coverage of Google Scholar, as it compares to three bibliographic databases - Arts & humanities citation index, Bibliography of the history of art and Art full text/Art index retrospective - on the subject of art history. The comparison reveals that it indexes roughly one-third of the 470 tested articles, dwarfed by the Arts & humanities citation index's 73% coverage. Additionally, 64% of the 157 articles retrieved in Google Scholar are 'citation-only' records that contain incomplete bibliographic data and lack direct links to the abstracts or full text of the articles.
ACCESSION #
38714264

 

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