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Google’s knol

December 19, 2007

Google starts with a new service ‘knol’ (webspeak for ‘knowledge’) to contribute knowledge led by specialists.
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July 10, 2007

ScienceDirect (SD) is a compendium of scientific, technical, and medical (STM) literature from Reed Elsevier, one of the world’s largest publishers. ScienceDirect claims to contain approximately “25% of the world’s science, technology and medicine full text and bibliographic information.” SD is an expensive, and often contentious product in Higher Education due to high year-on-year pricing increases, but it is a highly desirable one, nonetheless.
Google Scholaris Google’s search interface for scholarly-related material. Scholar has become tremendously popular for focussed searches in the scholarly literature among not only academics and students, but seekers of health information and other science-based data.

Elsevier has now undertaken to have the majority of its SD journals (those for which it holds or can obtain the copyrights) crawled and indexed by Google. Both Google and Google Scholar are slowly incorporating an increasing amount of this content, and these data will be appearing in search results for Google and Google Scholar.

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