Tuesday, June 26, 2012

PubMed and Google Scholar compared for clinical questions

A recent paper published in Health Information and Libraries Journal compares the performance of PubMed and Google Scholar in retrieving studies to answer clinical questions. Both systems identified unique and relevant studies in the initial set of results. Google Scholar tends to present highly cited studies first while PubMed presents results in chronological order. The authors conclude that both systems should be used in a complementary manner.


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