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Subject:

DATABASE: SEARCH: TECHNIQUE: Searching Google Scholar for Citation Analysis and for Specific Titles has Changed Somewhat

From:

"David P. Dillard" <[log in to unmask]>

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David P. Dillard

Date:

Wed, 4 Feb 2015 05:33:04 -0500

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DATABASE: SEARCH: TECHNIQUE:

Searching Google Scholar for Citation Analysis and for Specific Titles has 
Changed Somewhat

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Searching Google Scholar for Citation Analysis and for Specific Titles has 
Changed Somewhat

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In the not at all distant past, when one searched a title of a research article 
in Google Scholar in quotation marks to search this as a phrase, one would 
usually find the source title searched at or near the top of a list of  search 
results that included a varying number of sources found with this title search.

Now this outcome is not automatic.  Consider this publication title:

"Decision making in child welfare: A critical review of the literature"

This search results in this single item result:

Decision making in child welfare: A critical review of the literature
L Jones - Child and Adolescent Social Work Journal, 1993 - Springer
Abstract The decision to intervene with families has enormous implications for 
a democratic
society. Child protective services must both protect children and families. 
Practice theory,
social policies, and agency procedures have not provided a consensus on the 
criteria to ...
Cited by 67 Related articles All 4 versions Cite Save

The good news is that the other search result listings are not gone, just 
hidden.

One must now click on this link below the result.

Showing the best result for this search. See all results

"See all results" is the link that brings back the additional citations found 
with this title search in which quotation marks had been used to make the title 
a phrase.

Original Search Result

http://tinyurl.com/mcz4s9p

All Results

http://tinyurl.com/l4s27xo

Since the first result in this case leads according to Google numbers to 67 
citations and the "all results" list has only 51 source listings, one may find 
that all the sources in the 51 records list are all contained in the 67 citing 
sources, but for someone for whom these results are very important, that 
researcher may want to look at both to be sure nothing of importance is missed.

It can also be noted that the number of search results can exceed the number of 
citing sources in some titles as is the case in this search:

http://tinyurl.com/kn4kvxk



Continuing to use this record as an illustration:

"Decision making in child welfare: A critical review of the literature"

If this citation represents a key listing of terms for a topic the user is 
searching, one can subvert the title into a sequence of search terms and get a 
far greater listing of source listings that may be heavily laden with relevant 
sources if this approach leads to a useful set of search terms and phrases.

Search strategy:

"Decision Making" AND "Child Welfare" AND Critical AND Review AND Literature

About 26,900 results

This search leads to results including titles like these:

At the top of the results the original title that formed the basis of this 
search

Decision making in child welfare: A critical review of the literature
L Jones - Child and Adolescent Social Work Journal, 1993 - Springer
Abstract The decision to intervene with families has enormous implications for 
a democratic
society. Child protective services must both protect children and families. 
Practice theory,
social policies, and agency procedures have not provided a consensus on the 
criteria to ...
Cited by 67 Related articles All 4 versions Cite Save


Then these examples:

Reflexivity, its meanings and relevance for social work: A critical review of 
the literature

The relative validity of actuarial-and consensus-based risk assessment systems

Information integration in child welfare cases: An introduction to statistical 
decision making

[CITATION] Decision making in child welfare: Errors and their context

Sex differences in the development of moral reasoning: A critical review

Elements of satisfying organizational climates in child welfare agencies

Risk assessment for child protective services: A review of the empirical 
literature on instrument performance

Reliability of the foster care placement decision: A review

What do we know about child neglect? A critical review of the literature and 
its application to social work practice


Since these results are more topically diffuse, this kind of search may be 
useful when one finds a source in the neighborhood of a research assignment 
topic one would like to pursue and then uses one or more sources found in this 
type of search and the sources citing those sources as a starting point for 
actual research topic decided upon when reviewing these search results.

Effective use of Google Scholar is important as well in the area of faculty 
credentialing or faculty evaluation as Google Scholar along with Scopus and Web 
of Science are all mentioned in a large body of literature discussing this 
topic.


Search Strategy

(faculty OR professors) AND (credentialing OR evaluation OR assessment) AND 
"google scholar" AND scopus AND "web of science"


Google Scholar

About 47,200 results

http://tinyurl.com/lgxybfm

Sample Titles from Results

Impact of data sources on citation counts and rankings of LIS faculty: Web of 
Science versus Scopus and Google Scholar

Three options for citation tracking: Google Scholar, Scopus and Web of Science

Comparisons of citations in Web of Science, Scopus, and Google Scholar for 
articles published in general medical journals

Which h-index?A comparison of WoS, Scopus and Google Scholar

Citation analysis: A comparison of google scholar, scopus, and web of science

Google Scholar: the pros and the cons

A new era in citation and bibliometric analyses: Web of Science, Scopus, and 
Google Scholar

Testing the calculation of a realistic h-index in Google Scholar, Scopus, and 
Web of Science for FW Lancaster

A comparative citation analysis of Web of Science, Scopus, and Google Scholar

Google scholar revisited

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This is the link for the same search in Google Books

http://tinyurl.com/pfsbe7z

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This is the link for the same search in Temple Summon Search

http://tinyurl.com/p6zn2gs

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This is the link for the same search in Google Domain Limited Web Search

http://tinyurl.com/k6qrg6h

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This is the link for the same search in Google Domain Limited Web Search

http://tinyurl.com/klnt4ot

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This is the link for the same search in Google Domain Limited Web Search

http://tinyurl.com/komqkmg

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There is more to be found on the faculty assessment topic in my Faculty 
Credentialing Research Guide

http://guides.temple.edu/FacultyCredentialing



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This message is archived publically on my Sport-Med list and elsewhere for 
future reference.


https://www.jiscmail.ac.uk/cgi-bin/webadmin?A2=sport-med;c96c2047.1502


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Sincerely,
David Dillard
Temple University
(215) 204 - 4584
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