Thursday, November 18, 2004
Google's Academic Search Tool
Interesting: Google Introduces New Research Tool. "'Google has benefited a lot from scholarly research, so this is one way we are giving back to the scholarly community," said Anurag Acharya, a Google engineer who helped develop the new search tools. "Although Google already had been indexing the reams of academic research online, the company hadn't been able to separate the scholarly content from commercial Web sites. "By focusing on the citations contained in academic papers, Google also engineered its new system to provide a list of potentially helpful material available at libraries and other offline sources." The beta is at Scholar.Google.Com.