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Google Scholar, Web of Science, and Scopus: which is best for me?

Martín-Martín, Alberto, Orduna-Malea, Enrique, Thelwall, Mike and Delgado-López-Cózar, Emilio (2019) Google Scholar, Web of Science, and Scopus: which is best for me? Impact of Social Sciences Blog (03 Dec 2019). Blog Entry.

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Being able to find, assess and place new research within a field of knowledge, is integral to any research project. For social scientists this process is increasingly likely to take place on Google Scholar, closely followed by traditional scholarly databases. In this post, Alberto Martín-Martín, Enrique Orduna-Malea , Mike Thelwall, Emilio Delgado-López-Cózar, analyse the relative coverage of the three main research databases, Google Scholar, Web of Science and Scopus, finding significant divergences in the social sciences and humanities and suggest that researchers face a trade-off when using different databases: between more comprehensive, but disorderly systems and orderly, but limited systems.

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Subjects: Z Bibliography. Library Science. Information Resources
Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA76 Computer software
Date Deposited: 17 Feb 2020 11:33
Last Modified: 16 May 2024 09:32

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