Wednesday, December 07, 2005

Googlizers and Resistors

Library Journal has an article how information professionals view search engines and vendor platforms. I would invite all the Googlizers to use Engineering Village 2 faceted searching and see what they are missing by using a "good enough" product like Google or Google Scholar.

When it comes to time and dollars that are being wasted to locate information "good enough" is not good enough for business and academic insititutions' bottom line. As I said before Google or Google Scholar are presenting just search results, there is no insight or intelligence about these results in the Search Results Page. Until they stop presenting a "dumb" search results page, my suggestion would be to use subscription based services like Engineering Village 2, Scopus, Proquest, EBSO or ISI.

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