Michael Beckmann and Henrik von Wehrden Where you search is what you get: literature mining – Google Scholar versus Web of Science using a data set from a literature search in vegetation science Journal of Vegetation Science 23
Article first published online: 27 JUL 2012 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1654-1103.2012.01454.x
We compared the performance of Google Scholar and the Web of Science using a dataset from a quantitative review. Search results acquired through Google Scholar contained significantly more relevant results than those delivered by the Web of Science. Due to its full text search capabilities, Google Scholar should be recognized more as a useful search tool by the scientific community.
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