Scirus Blends Public Private STM Realms

O'Leary, Mick
March 2006
Information Today;Mar2006, Vol. 23 Issue 3, p41
Trade Publication
The author compares the databases offered by Scirus and Google Scholar search engines. Both search engines cover scholarly content, public Web sites and proprietary deep Web material. They also include free-based items and offer a variety of search options. But Google is more popular than Scirus. It must be frustrating for Scirus owner Elsevier that Google's underpowered, haphazard product has a higher public profile. Google Scholar comes from the general Web search engine realm. As such, it gathers a motley collection of disparate information sources and arranges them for you. Scirus works with coherent, discrete content collections and offers a range of highly useful search capabilities.


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