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  1. Research is More Than Google sweeney@njit.edu Richard Sweeney 973-596-3208 New Jersey Institute of Technology

  2. Richard Sweeney • University Librarian– • New Jersey Institute of • Technology, Newark, NJ • Dean of Libraries, • Polytechnic University, Brooklyn, NY • Executive Director of Public • Library of Columbus & Franklin Co., OH • Director of Public Library - Genesee County, Flint, MI • Director of Public Library - Atlantic City , NJ Richard T. Sweeney sweeney@njit.edu

  3. Research is More Than Google sweeney@njit.edu Richard Sweeney 973-596-3208 Teach your students and your new employees that quality research is more than they might think; and certainly more than Google. High Quality ≠ Google Scholar (or Google)

  4. Research is More Than Google sweeney@njit.edu Richard Sweeney 973-596-3208 Google Scholar is just one Google option for searching for scholarship.

  5. Research is More Than Google sweeney@njit.edu Richard Sweeney 973-596-3208

  6. Research is More Than Google sweeney@njit.edu Richard Sweeney 973-596-3208 Peter Chen

  7. “Google modestly declares its mission "to organize the world's information and make it universally accessible and useful." But convenience may be part of the problem. Now, thanks to brilliant programming, a simple query usually produces a first page that's at least adequate — "satisficing," as the economist Herbert Simon called it.” Tenner, Edward. Searching for Dummies; Are search engines making today's students dumber? New York Times March 26, 2006

  8. “In 2002, graduate students at Tel Aviv University were asked to find on the Web, with no time limit, a picture of the Mona Lisa; the complete text of either "Robinson Crusoe" or "David Copperfield"; and a recipe for apple pie accompanied by a photograph. Only 15 percent succeeded at all three assignments.” Tenner, Edward. Searching for Dummies; Are search engines making today's students dumber? New York Times March 26, 2006

  9. “Many students seem to lack the skills to structure their searches so they can find useful information quickly. Tenner, Edward. Searching for Dummies; Are search engines making today's students dumber? New York Times March 26, 2006

  10. Research is not just about finding useful information, it is about discovering the latest, accurate, authoritative, and comprehensive knowledge available. Research is finding nonsubstitutable knowledge; not readily available elsewhere.

  11. How to Evaluate Web Resources. http://www.library.njit.edu/howto/evaluate.cfm

  12. How to Evaluate Web Resources. http://www.library.njit.edu/howto/evaluate.cfm

  13. Today I will limit my search examples to the subject Pompe disease.

  14. Pompe disease is a rare genetic fatal disorder that strikes your children.

  15. Research is More Than Google sweeney@njit.edu Richard Sweeney 973-596-3208

  16. Research is More Than Google sweeney@njit.edu Richard Sweeney 973-596-3208 Caution: Google includes more than just peer reviewed literature; it misses some key expert literature; it does not have all the current research.

  17. Research is More Than Google sweeney@njit.edu Richard Sweeney 973-596-3208 Caution: If you use Google as your only source, you will not obtain all of the most high quality resources. You are likely to find inaccurate, out-of-date, and/ or misleading results. Google is free. Beware who is paying for it.

  18. Today I will compare Google Scholar with Scopus, a respected abstracting and indexing service in science and technology. My intent is to show the weaknesses with Google and Google Scholar. I could just as easily compared them to the Web of Science published by Thompson-Gale to demonstrate these weaknesses.

  19. Research is More Than Google sweeney@njit.edu Richard Sweeney 973-596-3208 Scopus is a subscription-based commercial search engine published by Elsevier. It is one of the principal search engines of science and technology scholarship.

  20. Research is More Than Google sweeney@njit.edu Richard Sweeney 973-596-3208 Scopus has 490 hits for Pompe disease entered as key words.

  21. Research is More Than Google sweeney@njit.edu Richard Sweeney 973-596-3208 Research is More Than Google sweeney@njit.edu Richard Sweeney 973-596-3208 Clearly Google Scholar is not a “quality filter”. Pompe Disease has 1,030 hits in Google Scholar. Google ScholarScopus has 253,000 hits for Pompe disease entered as key words.

  22. Research is More Than Google sweeney@njit.edu Richard Sweeney 973-596-3208 Research is More Than Google sweeney@njit.edu Richard Sweeney 973-596-3208 Pompe Disease has 1,030 hits in Google Scholar. Google ScholarScopus has 253,000 hits for Pompe disease entered as key words.

  23. Research is More Than Google sweeney@njit.edu Richard Sweeney 973-596-3208 Pompe Disease has 1,030 hits in Google Scholar. The first hit in Google Scholar is a a site put together by a father of a child with Pompe Disease.

  24. Research is More Than Google sweeney@njit.edu Richard Sweeney 973-596-3208 Google Scholar has 1,034 hits for “Pompe disease” as an exact phrase.

  25. Research is More Than Google sweeney@njit.edu Richard Sweeney 973-596-3208 Scopus has 135 hits for “Pompe disease” entered as an exact phrase.

  26. Research is More Than Google sweeney@njit.edu Richard Sweeney 973-596-3208 Google Scholar has 97 hits for “Pompe disease” as an exact phrase 2005 to present.

  27. Scopus has 34 hits for “Pompe disease” 2005 to present.

  28. Research is More Than Google sweeney@njit.edu Richard Sweeney 973-596-3208 Clinica Chimica Acta, the most cited journal on “Pompe disease” does not appear on the first page of Google Scholar.

  29. Research is More Than Google sweeney@njit.edu Richard Sweeney 973-596-3208 Google Scholar has 97 hits for “Pompe disease” 2005 to present.

  30. Research is More Than Google sweeney@njit.edu Richard Sweeney 973-596-3208 Research is More Than Google sweeney@njit.edu Richard Sweeney 973-596-3208 Pompe Disease has 1,030 hits in Google Scholar. Google Scholar has Third hit is from the National Institute of Health.

  31. Research is More Than Google sweeney@njit.edu Richard Sweeney 973-596-3208 1998 1998 2001 1996 2002

  32. Research is More Than Google sweeney@njit.edu Richard Sweeney 973-596-3208 Research tools have to be current. Scopus is not only more current but easier to see the dates.

  33. Research is More Than Google sweeney@njit.edu Richard Sweeney 973-596-3208 Is this an authoritative source? Is this the current knowledge on Pompe Disease?

  34. Research is More Than Google sweeney@njit.edu Richard Sweeney 973-596-3208 Can you tell from the link whether this is authoritative? Pompe Disease has 1,030 hits in Google Scholar.

  35. Research is More Than Google sweeney@njit.edu Richard Sweeney 973-596-3208 Search terms is: statistical process control AND Software development

  36. Evaluate Web Sources Evaluate Search terms is: statistical process control AND Software development

  37. Value of Citation Analysis • As a researcher: • Who are/were the major contributors to a particular breakthrough? Who are the most important researchers in my field and which institutions are they from? • In which journals were my article cited, by whom and how many times? What does my publishing contribution look like over time? • Are there any other research groups working on my theory? Did my research cross disciplines? • Where are most articles in my field published? Ie., did my area of research shift to another part of the globe and what are the key resources I should read to keep up-to-date? Is this still an active field? • Grant applications – What is the current state of knowledge of my research that I intend to advance? • As an administrator: • • Which applicant should I hire for a faculty post, researcher or graduate student? How well-known is this person and should I hire him/her? • • What about a faculty’s publishing- is this candidate eligible for tenure?

  38. Research is More Than Google sweeney@njit.edu Richard Sweeney 973-596-3208 Teach your students and your new employees that quality research is more than they might think; and certainly more than Google.

  39. Presentation at: http://www.library.njit.edu/staff-folders/sweeney/ Thanks for Your Kind Attention Richard T. Sweeney sweeney@njit.edu 973-596-3208 New Jersey Institute of Technology University Heights Newark, NJ 07102-1982

  40. Creating WOW! Services for Millennials • Finding collaborators / competitors • Recruiting faculty & researchers • Covering all of the most important cited literature on a topic • Faculty promotion and tenure • Collection development decisions Richard T. Sweeney sweeney@njit.edu