Testing the citation-ranking search engine: Citebase

Stevan Harnad harnad at ECS.SOTON.AC.UK
Wed Sep 1 18:28:56 EDT 2004

Item by Garrett Eastman in Open Access News

    "The Sept/Oct issue of Online
    features some OA-related articles which are not available on the
    magazine's website. Peter Jasco reviews three search utilities in his
    Picks and Pans column (p.57), and calls Citebase Search
    "the crown jewel of the Open Citation Project,"
    noting its facility in searching open access sources such as arXiv,
    cogprints, and BioMed Central. He has high regard for the Institute
    of Physics (IoP) archive search interface, but dismisses Google's
    interface for searching scholarly archives (consisting of material
    from nine scientific publishers,) determining that "duplicates
    and triplicates were very common in many of Google's results,
    so its reported hits must be discounted ..." He concludes with
    the suggestion that scientists not rely on Google for searching
    this kind of material, given their "half-hearted implementation"
    of their interface to these archives.


Pertinent Prior AmSci Topic Threads:

    "Testing the citation-ranking search engine: Citebase"

    "Scientometric OAI Search Engines"

    "A Search Engine for Searching Across Distributed Eprint Archives"

    "Abstract searching via Paracite"

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