Google Scholar's Coverage of the Engineering Literature: An Empirical Study

John J. Meier, Thomas W. Conkling

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Abstract

Google Scholar's coverage of the engineering literature is analyzed by comparing its contents with those of Compendex, the premier engineering database. Records retrieved from Compendex were searched in Google Scholar, and a decade by decade comparison was done from the 1950s through 2007. The results show that the percentage of records appearing in Google Scholar increased over time, approaching a 90 percent matching rate for materials published after 1990.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)196-201
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Academic Librarianship
Volume34
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - May 1 2008

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Education
  • Library and Information Sciences

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