Scratch One Up for Google Scholar

Terry Anderson, Virtual Canuck, Sept 03, 2007
Commentary by Stephen Downes

Terry Anderson summarizes a review of Google Scholar which says that though the service can retrieve lower quality articles, for all practical purposes it equals high-priced library e-searches. "This leads me to wonder," he writes, "if we have freely accessible, high quality indexing, a growing number of high quality peer reviewed journals and ubiquitous networking- do we really need commercial publishers anymore?"
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