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Subject: New Google Scholar for search of academic literature

Laura Rohde, IDG News Service, 19/11/2004 08:27:09

Google on Thursday formally launched a new search service aimed at scientists and academic researchers.

Google Scholar is a free beta service that allows users to search for scholarly literature like peer-reviewed papers, theses, books, preprints, abstracts and technical reports, the company said.

The new service accesses information from resources such as academic publishers, universities, professional societies and preprint repositories, it said.

Because the service automatically analyzes and extracts citations and presents them as separate results, users can find references to older works that may only exist offline in books or other publications.

Topics covered include medicine, physics, economics and computer science. Documents in the Google Scholar search index are written in English, German, French, Italian, Spanish and Portuguese, the company said.

Google Scholar is located at http://scholar.google.com.

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