Saturday, March 25, 2006

Comparing Scopus & Web of Science and importance of proper use of thesaurus

Lars Iselid from Umeå university Library is documenting a Swedish BIBSAM-project in his blog. This is an excellent way using a blog. He has some very good points about control vocabulary and thesaurus searches.

If you are interested to find out more about Scopus, Web of Science and Google Scholar check his blog.

I am surprised that no one from Scopus and Web of Science is commenting about his remarks about these products. Folks, you like it or not, it's time to engage and have a conversation with the customers

Here is more on the project

"This blog was set up (January 2006) with purpose to make critical
assessment of the multidisciplinary citation databases Web of Science,
Scopus and Google Scholar. The assessment is done according to a Swedish
BIBSAM-project with the project title:”Analys av Google Scholar och
Scopus i jämförelse med Web of Science”.

The use of a blog is a method to document the assessments within the
project and the way we try to get input from readers through blog
commentaires. The main purpose of the blog is not to be a working dairy
of the project or a news announcements blog, but more of a documentation
blog. The blog contains not only blog entries, but also these
documentation pages"

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