Definitely, the information that we are going to extract from Academic google (in English, Google Scholar) is worthy of a reminder. Contents and academic bibliography; free books, notes, magazines, scientific journal articles, citations, abstracts … etc. We will not find it anywhere else.
An example; For the search for "architecture" we have access to more than 900,000 Books and articles, most of them in free format.
Not bad at all if we compare it with other portals dedicated tocontent curation or specialized in scientific and academic bibliography.
If already at the time we saw how to find Doctoral Theses for our different projects. Now, we want to show you a tool that, although for some it is unknown, is actually a digital library immense where the free academic information and in many cases, of quality, awaits us for your consultation and download.
An ICT application for both teachers and users that represents a bibliographic and educational search engine, so, let's see … What is google academic for? And how can we search in a simple way.
It is an instrument or tool based on a seeker bibliographic website of education and culture in all fields. Is he scientific google!
The search engine leaves users Search for studies or texts reviewed by specialists, specialized bibliography, theses, journals, abstracts, books and articles from sources. All the information is extracted from academic publishers, professional societies, libraries, preliminary print repositories or universities.
The Google Scholar library (Denominated in English) searches in different sources from a single platform, finding the quotes, books, the academic documents, scientific summaries and articles in full format through the personal library of each one or in the same network.
As if that were not enough, he is able to achieve information on academic grades that they are "the essence" in a given field of scientific research.
In the following diagram we can perceive what we are going to find in Spanish; Journal article, conference materials, thesis as well as academic papers, books, citations references, an interesting question which are patents and various academic pages …
It should be borne in mind that this platform, unlike the generic search engines or the repositories that we can discover on the Internet. When you start a session, allows you to show that the results are ordered by bibliographic relevance and usefulness.
In addition, we will have educational documents available with support links in the main index; resources such as scientific articles in Spanish and even English, Thesis … etc. Is a virtual campus of knowledge with thousands of PDFs to train and investigate!
When we enter from HERE to locate data (Initial Search - Let's remember the name in English Google Scholar by the URL that appears):
First it will throw us a «simple search«, that is, putting any phrase or word in the search box. In particular, we must have a series of considerations unlike the traditional locator:
We can rummage by default, remembering that Google Chrome the country where we are and the results will be according to relevance and references or in advanced search where we can identify more characteristics. Two tricks … We can use the operator "Author:" to research a specific author (Ahem: … author: Author name) or title of any document in quotes: "History of the China Sea."
On the right side of the Search Engine We find other tabs of interest that provide us with options in the investigation:
We can identify the search language of the educational google, the number of results or according to the number of citations.
It shows us results by categorization and relevance within the platform itself.
The Google academic alerts It is a great tool in which we can configure with an Email to be able to be updated about the topics, news, and authors that interest us.
Track citations on your posts. Appears in search results for Google Academic when searching for an author's name.
It is used to save the documents that we have found in a search of interest as well as those documents in which we are the author.
We leave you the video to clarify concepts when browsing:
Many researchers and students find in the google scholar material for your projects and studies. The portal indexes libraries, publishers, bibliographic databases, repositories, links to books, scientific journals, conference papers, dissertations, scientific-technical reports … etc. It is a great scholar and online dictionary of knowledge!
In the following image we can identify an example of Google Scholar search:
As we see in the bibliographic database, we have complete books in PDF and ordered by date, year or if it is included in any patent or scientific quote.
For add a book or article to the google chrome portalFirst, we have to create an account with our "Google+" profile and add "scientific user" data. But better let's see a tutorial of how to create a researcher profile in Google Acedamic…
Then, we have to take some considerations into account so that our documents can be recognized in the library:
In the documentation classification factors such as the full text of each article, the publication site, the author's name and the frequency with which it has been cited and relevant citations are taken into account, in other specialized sources in the same sector.
The references and citations The most relevant ones appear at the top of the page, in the same way that it happens with Google searches. In addition, it has a custom search box on the occasion of greater effectiveness and precision of results.
Remember the following tutorial to improve the positions of the document you upload
It is important to bear in mind that the documents that have more quotes or citations they will be the ones that appear first in the searches since it is understood that they are the most relevant.
The side of citations in google scholarlet the authors simply track the citations of their articles.
You can check who cites your posts, chart your citations over time, and calculate multiple genres of citation statistics. In short it represents a education tool which can greatly help us to obtain quality information.
Actually, you have other options that are also interesting but are out of the box. Google University as some call it, for example, advanced google searches, which yields very exact data and that few of us practice. (It is like the normal search engine, but in the advanced version)
We can find an infinity of books and documents on all subjects that we can imagine, is to have a «scientific Google» at home. So have try!
This last information is extracted from an article on this portal about we learn how to find free architecture books on the net, which is actually applicable to any subject given that we show portals to find free academic books and search techniques.
Another project that we already talked about was the street view of google maps in the face of urban planning to recognize the changes in cities, or the interesting Google Earth for the presentation of projects.
In short, we want to remember a tool that can be of great help when it comes to detecting and selecting information for our architecture, environment or any other sector projects.
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