Google Scholar

Google unleashed Google Scholar today, in beta. Here’s a search for my Dad, the scholar.


oliver's picture
oliver on November 19, 2004 - 00:04 Permalink

Cool! I beat your dad 57 hits to 13, but I suppose that’s because his work and citations of his work pre-date digitization.

Will Pate's picture
Will Pate on November 19, 2004 - 03:38 Permalink

Jacob and I were talking about something just like this yesterday. I guess if you’ve got a cool idea, Google’s already on it.

John Boylan's picture
John Boylan on November 19, 2004 - 13:51 Permalink

For a review of google scholar from a library point of view you can read Shirl Kennedy and Gary Price’s article under “Thursday, November 18, 2004” at

Jacob's picture
Jacob on November 19, 2004 - 17:07 Permalink

Yup, Google’s searching is so far advanced that they have begun searching my future thoughts and beating me to them so that I can’t sound smart anymore.

oliver's picture
oliver on November 23, 2004 - 19:31 Permalink

The science journal Nature ran a short news story on it…
which I suppose can be regarded for a scientist’s perspective