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Expert Searching

Bradley, Phil. Expert Internet Searching. Fifth edition.. London: Facet Publishing, 2017. (Request the print version here)

Search Engine Evaluations

Hug, Sven E., and Martin P. Brändle. “The Coverage of Microsoft Academic: Analyzing the Publication Output of a University.” Scientometrics 113, no. 3 (December 1, 2017): 1551–71. doi:10.1007/s11192-017-2535-3

Martín-Martín, Alberto, Rodrigo Costas, Thed van Leeuwen, and Emilio Delgado López-Cózar. “Evidence of Open Access of Scientific Publications in Google Scholar: A Large-Scale Analysis.” ArXiv:1803.06161 [Cs], March 16, 2018. doi:10.17605/OSF.IO/K54UV.

“Microsoft Academic Is on the Verge of Becoming a Bibliometric Superpower.” Impact of Social Sciences, June 19, 2017.

Mitra, Anasua, and Amit Awekar. “On Low Overlap Among Search Results of Academic Search Engines.” In Proceedings of the 26th International Conference on World Wide Web Companion, 823–824. WWW ’17 Companion. Republic and Canton of Geneva, Switzerland: International World Wide Web Conferences Steering Committee, 2017. doi:10.1145/3041021.3054265.

“Ongoing by Tim Bray · Google Memory Loss.” Accessed January 24, 2018.


Else, Holly. “Web of Science Owner Buys Tool That Offers One-Click Access to Journal Articles.” News. Nature, April 10, 2018. doi:10.1038/d41586-018-04414-8

Kircher, Madison Malone. “The ‘Google Trick’ to Get Around Paywalls Is Getting Shut Down.” Select All, October 2, 2017.

Digital Literacy & Fake news

“The Agency - The New York Times.” Accessed March 20, 2018.

Albright, Jonathan. “The #Election2016 Micro-Propaganda Machine.” Jonathan Albright, November 18, 2016.

Cadwalladr, Carole. “Google, Democracy and the Truth about Internet Search.” The Guardian, December 4, 2016.

“Don’t Ask Wikipedia to Cure the Internet.” WIRED. Accessed March 19, 2018.

“Learning the Landscape of Digital Literacy.” Teaching Tolerance, April 10, 2018.

Wineburg, Sam, and Sarah McGrew. “To Avoid Getting Duped By Fake News, Think Like A Fact Checker.” Huffington Post, December 18, 2018, sec. Opinion.

Researcher workflows

Cahoy, Ellysa. “Leave the Browser behind: Placing Discovery within the User’s Workflow.” LIBER Quarterly 28, no. 1 (February 23, 2018). doi:10.18352/lq.10221.

“It’s Time For an RSS Revival.” WIRED. Accessed April 2, 2018.