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Measuring the Coverage of Library and Information Science (LIS) Academia in Google Scholar and Microsoft Academic: A Scientometric Comparison

International Journal of Information Studies and Libraries

Volume 4 Issue 2

Published: 2019
Author(s) Name: Sanjay Kumar Maurya, Akhandanand Shukla, R. K. Ngurtinkhuma | Author(s) Affiliation: Research Scholar, Department of Library & Information Science, Mizoram University, Aizawl, Mizoram.
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Abstract

The purpose of study is to measure the coverage of LIS academia in Google Scholar and Microsoft Academic using scientometric indicators. The study is based on simple search queries in Google Scholar and Microsoft Academic for each LIS faculty whose information is available on their university website. Duplicate names for LIS faculties have been filtered by adding the extra search string with their names and non-LIS publications have been removed from the study. The study found more coverage for Google Scholar than Microsoft Academic. Google Scholar based “document types” are quite unclear and considered as its’ limitations. The study is limited to 26 LIS faculties from five Central Universities of North-East India. The results are limited due to use of simple search in Google Scholar and Microsoft Academic rather than profile search. The study provides insight for the individual researcher and LIS departments to focus on indexing of their research in Google Scholar and Microsoft Academic.

Keywords: Research Performance, Google Scholar, Microsoft Academic, Research Coverage, LIS Research

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