Re: Non-Discoverability or Non-Existence?

From: <J.F.Rowland_at_LBORO.AC.UK>
Date: Fri, 20 Jul 2007 16:56:39 +0100

Recent work by a research student here at Loughborough, Michael
Norris, found that, of a large number of articles available on OA,
86% were discovered by using Google or Google Scholar, and only 14%
by using OAISter or OpenDOAR.  Thus, while Pippa's suggestion below
is a useful one, it is by no means essential.  Like it or not, Google
is the source of first resort for most people nowadays, and it *is*
of great value for finding available OA articles.  Just because more
specialised tools don't find OA articles, this doesn't mean they are
Fytton Rowland, Loughborough University, UK.

From: American Scientist Open Access Forum
 On Behalf Of Pippa Smart
' ...... although many researchers use Google, ....   ...... a
recommendation here would be for libraries to ensure that they have
links with OAIster, etc., so that when people search their catalogues
they can also ("inadvertently") search other IRs. ' 
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