November 30, 2009
Half Million or More HeinOnline Law Journal Library Articles Not in Google Scholar
In HeinOnline or Google Scholar? Why You Should Start Your Research in HeinOnline First, the HeinOnline Blog explains that the Company provided the metadata for and allowed Google Scholar to crawl more than 1 million documents in HeinOnline’s Law Journal Library. Magnanimous of the Company to do so but ...
Quoting from the post, of these one million plus documents Google crawled,
they opted to only include about 50% of the content in the Google Scholar index. The 50% of the documents that they chose to integrate with the Google Scholar index was chosen solely by the programming and/or processes put in place by Google Scholar. This means that there are potentially some well known, highly cited, scholarly articles in HeinOnline that are not searchable or available in Google Scholar!
The post explains in detail, with Google Scholar search comparisons, why you should start your research with HeinOnline, not Google Scholar, for access to the contents of 1,200 law and law related journals provided in its Law Journal Library. I'm convinced.
Endnote. In case you missed Vicki Szymczak's test drive of Google Scholar for researching New York state caselaw and its results compared to results for the same search using New York cases databases on Lexis and Westlaw last Wednesday, see her very interesting LLB post, CSI: Google Scholar. [JH]
This is so typical Google thought, isn't it. Thanks for the tip.
Posted by: vicki | Dec 1, 2009 12:20:23 AM