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08/11/2013 www.rba.co.uk 1 Make Google Behave: techniques for better results Tuesday, 30 th April 2013 Manchester This presentation is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License Karen Blakeman, RBA Information Services Karen.Blakeman@rba.co.uk , http://www.rba.co.uk/search/ twitter.com/karenblakeman Slides will be available on http://www.authorstream.com and http://www.slideshare.com/ . Also available temporarily at http://www.rba.co.uk/as/

Fact sheets:

Fact sheets The fact sheets are available at http://www.rba.co.uk/search/ Search Strategies - Top Search Tips http://www.rba.co.uk/search/TopSearchTips.shtml Search Strategies - Selected Google Commands http://www.rba.co.uk/search/SelectedGoogleCommands.shtml Search Strategies - Google Search Tips http://www.rba.co.uk/search/GoogleSearchTips.shtml Search Strategies - Search Tools Summary and Comparison http://www.rba.co.uk/search/compare.shtml 08/11/2013 www.rba.co.uk 2

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Why do we use Google? Often gives 'good enough' results with minimal effort from the searcher Great coverage Personalisation Problems? Google thinks it knows best when it comes to the search strategy Too much information Personalisatio n 08/11/2013 www.rba.co.uk 3

Five things you need to know about Google :

Five things you need to know about Google Google personalises your search Personalises search based on location past search history past browsing activity activity in other areas of Google e.g. YouTube, Google Reader content from contacts in your personal networks may be given priority what you and others have ‘liked’, g+1 08/11/2013 www.rba.co.uk 4

Five things you need to know about Google :

Five things you need to know about Google 1. Google personalises your search 08/11/2013 www.rba.co.uk 5 Non-personalised search Personalised search

“Un-personalise” your search:

“Un-personalise” your search Chrome - New Incognito window FireFox - Tools, Start Private Browsing Internet Explorer – Tools, InPrivate Browsing Switch off web/search history Log out of your Google account Clear cookies 08/11/2013 www.rba.co.uk 6

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Five things you need to know about Google:

Five things you need to know about Google 2. Google automatically looks for variations on your terms and omits terms 08/11/2013 www.rba.co.uk 8

Five things you need to know about Google:

Five things you need to know about Google 2. Google automatically looks for variations on your terms and omits terms To force an exact match and inclusion of a term in a search prefix it with ‘ intext :’ UK public transport intext:biodiesel statistics “..” around terms does not always work Verbatim – runs your search exactly as you have typed it in Google Scholar does not drop terms Google Scholar – can still use ‘+’ before a term to force an exact match 08/11/2013 www.rba.co.uk 9

Google Verbatim:

Google Verbatim Run your search On the results page select Search tools, All results, Verbatim 08/11/2013 www.rba.co.uk 10

Five things you need to know about Google:

Five things you need to know about Google 3. Google web search does not search everything Two indexes: main, default index and the supplemental index Supplemental index may contain less popular, unusual, specialist material Supplemental index comes into play when Google thinks your search has returned too few results Using advanced search commands and Verbatim seems to trigger a search in the supplemental index 08/11/2013 www.rba.co.uk 11

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08/11/2013 www.rba.co.uk 12 “Normal search” 1,555,500 Search after Verbatim is applied 35,500,000

Five things you need to know about Google:

Five things you need to know about Google 4. Google changes its algorithms several hundred times a year Some changes are minor and barely noticeable, others are more significant e.g. dropping search terms How Google makes improvements to its search algorithm - YouTube http://youtu.be/J5RZOU6vK4Q 08/11/2013 www.rba.co.uk 13

Five things you need to know about Google:

Five things you need to know about Google 5. We are all Google’s lab rats Google constantly tests changes on users in “live experiments” Just Testing: Google Users May See Up To A Dozen Experiments : http://searchengineland.com/just-testing-google-searchers-may-see-up-to-a-dozen-experiments-141570 Mostly minor effects on search but sometimes totally bizarre results Google decides that coots are really lions http://www.rba.co.uk/wordpress/2011/02/12/google-decides-that-coots-are-really-lions/ Update on coots vs. lions http://www.rba.co.uk/wordpress/2011/02/21/update-on-coots-vs-lions/ 08/11/2013 www.rba.co.uk 14

What does Google know about you:

What does Google know about you Sign in to your Google account and go to http://www.google.com/dashboard Check your ad preferences at www.google.com/ads/preferences 08/11/2013 www.rba.co.uk 15

Google tries to work out your location:

Google tries to work out your location Country based on your IP address Town/city based on your IP address/network provider Google can get this wrong Google switches between Bristol and Exeter for my location (I’m in Reading) Can tell Google your location in Search settings (hidden under the cog wheel in the upper right hand area of your results page) 08/11/2013 www.rba.co.uk 16

Google Instant:

Google Instant Tries to predict what you are searching for as you type and displays results as you type 08/11/2013 www.rba.co.uk 17

Google Instant:

Google Instant Only displays 10 results at a time Disable Google Instant in Search Settings under the cog wheel (upper right hand area of a Google results screen) or go to http://www.google.com/preferences 08/11/2013 www.rba.co.uk 18

Country versions of Google and local information:

Country versions of Google and local information Country versions of Google give priority to local content Useful if you are researching a person, company, or sector in another country Go to the relevant country version of Google, for example www.google.fr , www.google.de , www.google.no Google International Domains - List of Country and Language Codes http://www.distilled.net/blog/uncategorized/google-cctlds-and-associated-languages-codes-reference-sheet/ Also search using ‘Translated foreign pages’ (see later) 08/11/2013 www.rba.co.uk 19

http://www.google.co.uk/ :

http://www.google.co.uk/ 08/11/2013 www.rba.co.uk 20

http://www.google.no/ :

http://www.google.no/ 08/11/2013 www.rba.co.uk 21

http://www.google.de/ :

http://www.google.de/ 08/11/2013 www.rba.co.uk 22

Google Knowledge Graph and carousel:

Google Knowledge Graph and carousel 08/11/2013 www.rba.co.uk 23

Google carousel:

Google carousel 08/11/2013 www.rba.co.uk 24

New layout?:

New layout? 08/11/2013 www.rba.co.uk 25 4-6 entries at the top of the page that supposedly match your search (but may not) Related searches underneath with terms left out

New layout?:

New layout? 08/11/2013 www.rba.co.uk 26 Second page of results a bit better May need to use Verbatim to get best results

Yet more changes!:

Yet more changes! Results page preview with cached copy and similar pages has gone Instead we now have ..... 08/11/2013 www.rba.co.uk 27

Google goes mobile:

Google goes mobile 08/11/2013 www.rba.co.uk 28

Google+:

Google+ http://plus.google.com/ Personal accounts and business pages Follow people/pages and add to circles Do not need permission to follow and add people to your circles Share postings and information with selected circles or make totally public Communities – “owned” and moderated by an individual or business Google web search starting to emphasise Google+ pages in results Google places/local now part of Google+ 08/11/2013 www.rba.co.uk 29

Google = Google+ ?:

Google = Google+ ? 08/11/2013 www.rba.co.uk 30 All roads lead to Google+ ?

Recent Google special experiment :

Recent Google special experiment

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Can you share the information you find? 08/11/2013 www.rba.co.uk 32 P R I V A T E L i m i t e d S e l e c t e d c i r c l e s

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08/11/2013 www.rba.co.uk 33 http://googleblog.blogspot.co.uk/2013/04/bringing-google-comments-to-blogger.html

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What I see on my screen will not be what you see on your screen, will not be what your colleagues see on theirs, will not be what your users see. Google Scholar more consistent? 08/11/2013 www.rba.co.uk 34

Google's new Privacy Policy:

Google's new Privacy Policy 08/11/2013 www.rba.co.uk 35 " Our new Privacy Policy makes clear that, if you’re signed in , we may combine information you’ve provided from one service with information from other services. In short, we’ll treat you as a single user across all our products, which will mean a simpler, more intuitive Google experience. " Toward a simpler, more beautiful Google http://googleblog.blogspot.co.uk/2012/04/toward-simpler-more-beautiful-google.html "we're more excited than ever to build a seamless social experience, all across Google"

Choosing your search terms:

Choosing your search terms Google automatically looks for synonyms and variations on your terms biofuels will find biodiesel, biogas, bio-ethanol etc. but do not get the same results if you use biodiesel instead of biofuels run separate searches using alternative terms no information on how the synonyms are identified or implemented The terms you use can radically change results copper mining north wales vs. copper extraction north wales organ donation vs human transplantation 08/11/2013 www.rba.co.uk 36

Changing your search terms:

Changing your search terms 08/11/2013 www.rba.co.uk 37

Changing your search terms:

Changing your search terms 08/11/2013 www.rba.co.uk 38

Two interesting tricks:

Two interesting tricks Both of these often change the results and the order in which they are presented Repeat important search terms in your search strategy renewable energy biofuels wave wind wind wind Change the order of your terms renewable energy biofuels wave wind wind renewable wave biofuels energy 08/11/2013 www.rba.co.uk 39

Google Trends http://www.google.com/trends :

Google Trends http://www.google.com/trends 08/11/2013 www.rba.co.uk 40 Compare how often search terms are used over time and by location

Google commands:

Google commands " " around phrases " Metadata mega mess in Google Scholar" to exclude a term Caversham –otago * to stand in for one or more words solar * panels Picks up solar PV panels, solar photovoltaic panels, solar water heating panels 08/11/2013 www.rba.co.uk 41

Synonyms:

Synonyms Google automatically looks for variations of your terms Switch it off using Verbatim but may want synonyms and related terms for just one of your terms Use the tilde ~ before a term to look for what Google considers are synonyms ~energy will pick up oil, fuel, gas, electricity No information/documentation on how synonyms are created Very general, consumer focussed rather than scientific 08/11/2013 www.rba.co.uk 42

Google commands:

Google commands Think file format PDF for research documents, government reports, industry papers ppt or pptx for presentations, tracking down an expert on a topic xls or xlsx for spreadsheets containing data Use the advanced search screen or the filetype : command zeolites environmental remediation filetype:pdf nasa dark energy dark matter filetype:ppt nasa dark energy dark matter filetype:pptx annual average global temperature 1960..2012 filetype:xls annual average global temperature 1960..2012 filetype:xlsx 08/11/2013 www.rba.co.uk 43

Google commands:

Google commands Site search For searching large websites, or groups of sites by type for example government, NHS, academic Can exclude sites using -site: Use advanced search screen or site: command organ donation statistics Wales site:nhs.uk organ donation statistics Wales site:ac.uk organ donation statistics site:wales.gov.uk organ donation statistics Wales -site:au 08/11/2013 www.rba.co.uk 44

Google commands:

Google commands Numeric range search Anything to do with numbers and quantities: years, temperatures, weights, distances, prices etc Use the advanced search screen or type in your two numbers separated by two full stops as part of your search   world oil demand forecasts 2015..2030 world oil demand forecasts 80..100 mb/d 2015..2030 toblerone 1..5 kg 08/11/2013 www.rba.co.uk 45

Google commands:

Google commands Words in the title – can be single words or phrases Ensures subject is the main focus of the article Use advanced search screen or intitle: intitle:”diabetic retinopathy” Words in the URL – can be single words or phrases Use advanced search screen or inurl: inurl:”diabetic retinopathy” 08/11/2013 www.rba.co.uk 46

Google Reading level:

Google Reading level Changes the type of material that is returned Nothing to do with publishers assigned reading age Run the search and from the menu above the results select Search tools , All results , Reading level 08/11/2013 www.rba.co.uk 47

Google Reading level:

Google Reading level 08/11/2013 www.rba.co.uk 48 Basic Advanced

Translated foreign pages:

Translated foreign pages For information on an industry, government policies, business practices in other countries For a different perspective on a topic 08/11/2013 www.rba.co.uk 49

Translated foreign pages:

Translated foreign pages 08/11/2013 www.rba.co.uk 50 If your preferred language is not in the list click on ‘Add language’ and select from the list. Then click on the number of results to the right the language you want to use. Google translates your search into the selected language, runs the search and translates the results into your own language. Warning: machine translation!

Exclusive to Google.com – recipes!:

Exclusive to Google.com – recipes! 08/11/2013 www.rba.co.uk 51

Date:

Date Restrict your results to information that has been published within the last hour, day, week, month, year or your own date range Search tools , Any time and select an option  08/11/2013 www.rba.co.uk 52

daterange::

daterange: Date restriction does not work with the ‘All results’ options Verbatim and Translated Foreign Pages Use daterange: command instead Uses Julian date format (fractions omitted) Julian Date Converter http://aa.usno.navy.mil/data/docs/JulianDate.php/ Syntax for example pages mentioning Cameron and housing benefits between June 20 th and June 26 th 2012 daterange:2456098-2456104 housing benefits Cameron 08/11/2013 www.rba.co.uk 53

daterange: the easy way:

daterange: the easy way Third party tools for the daterange : search, for example http://gmacker.com/web/content/gDateRange/gdr.htm then apply search options to results 08/11/2013 www.rba.co.uk 54

Google can seriously damage your news:

Google can seriously damage your news Experiment by Mary Ellen Bates Is Google really filtering my news? - Librarian of Fortune http://www.librarianoffortune.com/librarian_of_fortune/2011/09/is-google-really-filtering-my-news.html Google can seriously damage your news http://www.rba.co.uk/wordpress/2011/09/03/google-can-seriously-damage-your-news/ Highlights More than a quarter of the stories showed up in only one searcher’s results Almost one in five searchers saw a story that no one else saw Only 12% of searchers saw the same three stories in the same order 08/11/2013 www.rba.co.uk 55

Google News http://news.google.co.uk/ :

Google News http://news.google.co.uk/ 08/11/2013 www.rba.co.uk 56 Can personalise news content when signed in to a Google account. Hidden underneath the cog wheel on the news home page. Change your location (automatically identified by Google), topics covered, sources and frequency of articles from sources.

Google News:

Google News 08/11/2013 www.rba.co.uk 57 Can limit results to a time period. Time options don’t always work in the ‘Archives’ Older material may be priced Can create email and RSS alerts for a search but unreliable

Google News – advanced search:

Google News – advanced search 08/11/2013 www.rba.co.uk 58 Hidden under the arrow in the search box

Blogs:

Blogs 08/11/2013 www.rba.co.uk 59 Run search and then click on More, followed by Blogs Once blog results are displayed can click on Search tools, Any time and select a time period

Discussion boards and forums :

Discussion boards and forums 08/11/2013 www.rba.co.uk 60 Click on More, Discussions No indication of how discussions and forums are identified

Google Videos:

Google Videos 08/11/2013 www.rba.co.uk 61 Not the same as YouTube Google Video YouTube

Google Videos:

Google Videos Run search, then select More, Videos 08/11/2013 www.rba.co.uk 62

Google Videos:

Google Videos 08/11/2013 www.rba.co.uk 63 Limit your search by duration, time, quality, source

Google Finance - https://www.google.co.uk/finance :

Google Finance - https://www.google.co.uk/finance 08/11/2013 www.rba.co.uk 64

Google finance historical share prices:

Google finance historical share prices 08/11/2013 www.rba.co.uk 65 Can only display and download one year at a time

Images - copyright:

Images - copyright Always, always check and double check the copyright - images may have a digital watermark and be tracked e.g. Digimarc Creative Commons does not mean you can do what you like with an image six licences http://creativecommons.org/licenses/ “Open-licencing your images. What it means and how to do it.” Andy Mabbett aka pigsonthewing http://pigsonthewing.org.uk/open-licencing-images-what-how/ Karen Blakeman's Blog “Free-to-use images might not be” http://www.rba.co.uk/wordpress/2009/07/16/free-to-use-images-might-not-be/ 08/11/2013 www.rba.co.uk 66

Google images – “free to use....”:

Google images – “free to use....” Google advanced image search - use the usage rights, but always double check the licence on the web site Licence may be assigned to another image on the page rather than the ne you want to use 08/11/2013 www.rba.co.uk 67

Images:

Images 08/11/2013 www.rba.co.uk 68

Images – more sizes:

Images – more sizes 08/11/2013 www.rba.co.uk 69

Images - colour:

Images - colour 08/11/2013 www.rba.co.uk 70

Images – not always what you expect:

08/11/2013 www.rba.co.uk 71 Images – not always what you expect Search for patent and select the colour red (Thanks to Arthur Weiss for the example)

Images – use an existing image:

Images – use an existing image 08/11/2013 www.rba.co.uk 72 Click on the camera icon in the search box and then either enter the URL of an image or upload the image

Who is the artist?:

Who is the artist? 08/11/2013 www.rba.co.uk 73 Photo taken in the courtyard of Museum Kampa, Prague, Czech Republic Google web search, image search and Flickr search only told us that it was called the Red Rider or the Red Horseman

Who is the artist?:

Who is the artist? 08/11/2013 www.rba.co.uk 74 Ran a standard web search on red horseman statue czech On the results page selected “Translated foreign pages” from Search options, All results Note: Easiest and quickest way to identify the artist would have been to contact the museum via their website!

Google Art Project:

Google Art Project http://www.googleartproject.com/ 08/11/2013 www.rba.co.uk 75

Google Public Data Explorer:

Google Public Data Explorer http://www.google.com/publicdata/ One of Google's best kept secrets! 08/11/2013 www.rba.co.uk 76

Google Public Data Explorer:

Google Public Data Explorer 08/11/2013 www.rba.co.uk 77

Google Maps:

Google Maps Post code areas, locations, directions Public transport for some countries Cycle routes for some areas Towpaths in conjunction with Canal and River Trust + Estimated fuel costs Satellite, Street View, photos, weather, videos Only as good as the underlying data – double check location 08/11/2013 www.rba.co.uk 78

Google street view:

Google street view As well as for personal use, useful for assessing location of a business (but remember out of date images) 08/11/2013 www.rba.co.uk 79

Google Places:

Google Places 08/11/2013 www.rba.co.uk 80 Run search and then select More, Places

Looking for an expert on a topic?:

Looking for an expert on a topic? Boolean Black Belt-Sourcing/Recruiting for tips http://www.booleanblackbelt.com/ Academics use keywords with site:ac.uk or with site:edu Presentations at conferences, lectures, seminars use keywords with filetype:ppt or with filetype:pptx use keywords with filetype:pdf Google Scholar http://scholar.google.com/ 08/11/2013 www.rba.co.uk 81

Google Scholar :

Google Scholar http://scholar.google.com/ “Google Scholar provides a simple way to broadly search for scholarly literature. From one place, you can search across many disciplines and sources: articles, theses, books, abstracts and court opinions, from academic publishers, professional societies, online repositories, universities and other web sites. Google Scholar helps you find relevant work across the world of scholarly research”.   Search all scholarly literature from one convenient place Explore related works, citations, authors, and publications Locate the complete document through your library or on the web Keep up with recent developments in any area of research Check who's citing your publications, create a public author profile 08/11/2013 www.rba.co.uk 82

Google Scholar:

Google Scholar Does not cover all key journals in all subjects – no source list Top publications for subjects and languages under Metrics link on home page or http://scholar.google.co.uk/citations?view_op=top_venues&hl=en Scholar indexes the full text but you may have to pay to view the whole article Groups different versions of an article together 08/11/2013 www.rba.co.uk 83

Google Scholar:

Google Scholar Includes open access material, pre-prints, institutional repositories (but not necessarily author self archived repositories) Includes material that is NOT peer reviewed but is structured and looks like an academic article (title in large font, authors, affiliations, abstract, keywords, citations) Pre-prints and IR copies may differ from final published version – charts and images may be redacted because of copyright restrictions 08/11/2013 www.rba.co.uk 84

Google Scholar:

Google Scholar Very good that Google Scholar covers Open Access journals, but Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) have had to weed out 188 titles that were of poor quality. Even Hartmann Flood førstebibliotekar, UBiT, NTNU, Trondheim “ Google Scholar på godt og vondt” Foredrag på fagreferentkonferansen 7/6 2012 http://folk.ntnu.no/flood/foredrag/gsfagref.ppt (in Norwegian so use Google translations) 08/11/2013 www.rba.co.uk 85

Google Scholar:

Google Scholar 08/11/2013 www.rba.co.uk 86 Does NOT use the publishers’ metadata Date and author search looks in the area of the document where those elements are usually found Page numbers, part of an address, data item may be mistaken for publication year Sometimes gets the author wrong

Communicating with postgraduate research students: some themes from the library literature http://www.chuukaku.com/blog/2013/01/communication-with-pgr.html :

Communicating with postgraduate research students: some themes from the library literature http://www.chuukaku.com/blog/2013/01/communication-with-pgr.html 08/11/2013 www.rba.co.uk 87

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Jacsó, Péter. “Metadata mega mess in Google Scholar.”  Online Information Review  34.1 (2010): 175-191. Jacsó, Péter. Newswire Analysis: Google Scholar’s Ghost Authors, Lost Authors, and Other Problems http://www.libraryjournal.com/article/CA6698580.html Jacsó, Péter. “Google Scholar Author Citation Tracker: is it too little, too late? “ Online Information Review  36.1 (2012): 126-141. Jacsó, Péter. “Using Google Scholar for journal impact factors and the h-index in nationwide publishing assessments in academia–siren songs and air-raid sirens.”  Online Information Review  36.3 (2012): 462-478. Jacso – Savvy Searching Columns, Online Information Review  http://www2.hawaii.edu/~jacso/savvy-mcb.htm   08/11/2013 www.rba.co.uk 88

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Bad Google Scholar Results | Academic Librarian https://blogs.princeton.edu/librarian/2012/10/bad-google-scholar-results/ Gray, Jerry E., et al. Scholarish : Google Scholar and its Value to the Sciences. Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship. Summer 2012 http://www.istl.org/12-summer/article1.html Hamilton, Michelle C, Janz , Margaret M and Hauser, Alexandra. Can librarians trust resources found on Google Scholar? Yes… and no. Impact of Social Sciences: Maximizing the impact of academic research . 17 September 2012. http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/impactofsocialsciences/2012/09/17/can-science-students-and-researchers-trust-resources-found-on-google-scholar-yes-and-no/ Kramer, Bianca and Sieverts , Eric. Beyond coverage #ili2012. Slideshare. 27 October 2012. http://www.slideshare.net/bmkramer/beyond-coverage-ili2012 HLWIKI International. Google scholar bibliography. UBC HealthLib Wiki - A Knowledge-Base for Health Librarians. http://hlwiki.slais.ubc.ca/index.php/Google_scholar_bibliography 08/11/2013 www.rba.co.uk 89

Google Scholar advanced search commands:

Google Scholar advanced search commands Use advanced search screen or commands as follows: + sign before a search term to force an exact match, for example + norne “....” around phrases for example “environmental remediation”   intitle : to search for a single word in the title, for example intitle:zeolites environmental remediation   allintitle : to search for all of your terms in the title, for example allintitle:zeolites environmental remediation   author: to search on an author’s name, for example zeolites environmental remediation author:rhodes   site: to limit your search to specific institution for example marcellus shale site:psu.edu   Commands can be combined for a precise search, for example author:wolford site:psu.edu allintitle:marcellus shale 08/11/2013 www.rba.co.uk 90

h-Index:

h-Index h-index developed in 2005 by Jorge Hirsch, University of California in San Diego Attempts to quantify productivity and apparent scientific impact of a scientist. “A scientist has index h if h of his/her Np papers have at least h citations each, and the other ( Np − h) papers have no more than h citations each”. For example, an h-index of 20 means that the researcher has 20 papers each of which has been cited 20 or more times Calculated by Scopus, WoS , Google Scholar, Microsoft Academic Search (?) but only for those papers within the database 08/11/2013 www.rba.co.uk 91

g-Index:

g-Index g-index - distribution of citations received by a given researcher's publications Devised by Leo Egghe in 2006 “Given a set of articles ranked in decreasing order of the number of citations that they received, the g-index is the (unique) largest number such that the top g articles received (together) at least g 2  citations.” g-index - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/G-index 08/11/2013 www.rba.co.uk 92

Other indices:

Other indices i10 Index i10-index is the number of publications with at least 10 citations e-Index PLOS ONE: The e-Index, Complementing the h-Index for Excess Citations http://www.plosone.org/article/info:doi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0005429 08/11/2013 www.rba.co.uk 93

Google Scholar h-index:

Google Scholar h-index 08/11/2013 www.rba.co.uk 94 Author creates a profile and claims papers

Google Scholar h-index:

Google Scholar h-index 08/11/2013 www.rba.co.uk 95 ScholarHIndexCalculator - mWiki https://www.mat.unical.it/ianni/wiki/ScholarHIndexCalculator Add-on for Chrome (development of new features stopped for Firefox)

Google Scholar - Scholarometer :

Google Scholar - Scholarometer 08/11/2013 www.rba.co.uk 96 Scholarometer: Browser Extension and Web Service for Academic Impact Analysis http://scholarometer.indiana.edu/ Firefox and Chrome

Google Scholar - Scholarometer:

Google Scholar - Scholarometer 08/11/2013 www.rba.co.uk 97

Google Scholar – Publish or Perish:

Google Scholar – Publish or Perish 08/11/2013 www.rba.co.uk 98 Publish or Perish - Anne-Wil Harzing http://www.harzing.com/pop.htm Desktop application

books.google.com :

books.google.com Or use the Books option in the menu on the left hand side of the screen. Includes magazines, journals, newspapers 08/11/2013 www.rba.co.uk 99

Create your own Google custom search engine:

Create your own Google custom search engine http://www.google.com/cse/ For regularly searched sites selected sites on a subject or type of organisation Cannot include password protected sources or sites where you have to fill in a form to access the information Information on setting up a Google Custom Search Engine (CSE) http:// www.rba.co.uk/search/GoogleCSE.pdf [TO BE UPDATED] Google's blog on custom search http://googlecustomsearch.blogspot.com/ 08 November 2013 Karen Blakeman www.rba.co.uk 100

Google’s free alerting services:

Google’s free alerting services Google email and RSS alerts are seriously broken do not alert you to everything that is new alerts sometimes ‘die’ often bring up old material that you’ve already seen duplicate information Email alerts becoming a rarity some web sites and blogs offer email subscription to new content – often use RSS to email conversion tools such as Feedburner (how long will that be around?) RSS feeds on news sites often all or nothing Need an RSS reader e.g. Netvibes, Feedly, FeedReader Phil Bradley's weblog: 20 Alternatives to Google Reader http://philbradley.typepad.com/phil_bradleys_weblog/2013/03/20-alternatives-to-google-reader.html 08/11/2013 www.rba.co.uk 101

Keeping up to date:

Keeping up to date Inside Search http://insidesearch.blogspot.com/ Official Google Blog http://googleblog.blogspot.com/ Google Scholar Blog http://googlescholar.blogspot.com/ SearchReSearch : http://searchresearch1.blogspot.co.uk/ Search Engine Land http://searchengineland.com/ Search Engine Watch http://searchenginewatch.com/ Boolean Black Belt-Sourcing/Recruiting http://www.booleanblackbelt.com/ Karen Blakeman’s Blog http://www.rba.co.uk/wordpress/ Phil Bradley's weblog http://philbradley.typepad.com/ 08/11/2013 www.rba.co.uk 102

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