Study comparing Google Scholar to Compendex and Scopus using engineering dissertations

This study uses engineering dissertations from Proquest Dissertations & Theses to create a data set of citations for the comparison of fee-based databases, Compendex and Scopus, against Google Scholar. From 1950 to 2017 Google Scholar outperformed both Compendex and Scopus in discoverability of citations in nine engineering subjects. The "readme.txt" file explains our methods and data The file "GoogleScholarData.csv" contains 20 randomly sampled from each of the 9 subjects over 7 decades (1260 data records) The script "parsedissertationcitiations_html.R" extracted the data from the Proquest website.

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Work Title Study comparing Google Scholar to Compendex and Scopus using engineering dissertations
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Open Access
Creators
  1. John J Meier
  2. Carmen Cole
  3. Angela R Davis
  4. Vanessa Eyer
Keyword
  1. Bibliometrics
  2. Citation Analysis
  3. Academic libraries
License Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International (CC BY-SA 4.0)
Work Type Dataset
DOI doi:10.18113/S1634X
Deposited January 08, 2018

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  • Added Creator Carmen Cole
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