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Computer Skills for Mass Communication

Mahnoor SheikhRoll# 11

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A software system that is designed to do keyword searches for information on the World Wide Web.

They produce a line of results often referred to as search engine results pages (SERPs).

Search engines

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The most commonly used search engines are:

Google Yahoo Bing

Commonly used search engines

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Most famous and the most frequently used search engine.

Google Web site has a blinking cursor in an edit box where you can type the word or phrase that you are interested in.

Google Instant is a search enhancement that shows results as you type.


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One of the tools of Google that provides a simple way to broadly search for scholarly literature.

A bibliographic database that is meant to find abstracts and full text articles published on various topics.

Google Scholar

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Google Scholar arose out of a discussion between Alex Verstak and Anurag Acharya.

In 2011, Google removed Scholar from the toolbars on its search pages.

In 2012, an individual Google Scholar page feature was added.

“Google Scholar library” was introduced in November 2013 where the logged-in users can save search results.

History of Google scholar

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‘Group of’ feature: Shows the available links to journal

articles. ‘Cited by’ feature: Provides access to abstracts of articles

that have cited the article being viewed. ‘Related articles’ feature: Presents a list of closely related


Features of Google Scholar

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‘Advanced search’ feature: Helps people to narrow down their

searches to find the most recent articles. ‘Keyword’ feature: The most relevant results for the

searched keywords will be listed first. ‘Ranking articles’ feature: Tells the ranking of the articles and the


Features of Google Scholar

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Google's homepage and Gmail have a "More" link on the top.

Click on the link and select "Scholar" from the drop-down menu.

Set your “Scholar preferences”. Use “Advanced search" option. Choose a “Subject” area. Click on "Search Scholar”.

How to Use Google Scholar

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It covers a wide range of academic content areas and is continually being updated.

Full text articles are available. Google Scholar can connect you to library

resources. Ranks and lists search results in order of

relativity to search query. Sources found are more academic versus

regular search engine.


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Some articles require payment for full view of text.

Google Scholar does not state where search result was found from.

Your results may not be current or as comprehensive as you need.

Google Scholar has less coverage in Humanities and more in Science and Technology.

Not compatible with EndNote citation software


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The increasing availability of online information resources and open access journals will place Google Scholar at the fingertips of most working scholars.

Improvements in the Google Scholar system will increase its use by those already familiar with it and gain it new users.


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