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Citation counts and the limitations of Google Scholar

Event Type
Conference/Workshop
Topic
scholarly communication
Sponsor
University Library - Scholarly Commons
Location
314 Main Library. Take the north stairwell (Armory and Wright Street entrance) to the 3rd floor of the Main Library and make a left at the top of the stairs.
Date
Apr 16, 2019   12:00 - 1:00 pm  
Speaker
Zachary Maiorana
Cost
free
Registration
Registration
Contact
Scholarly Commons
E-Mail
sc@library.illinois.edu
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Originating Calendar
Savvy Researcher Workshops - University Library

Citation aggregators report the citation counts of scholarly publications and their authors. They tell researchers how authoritative a given publication is, and the scholars who write those publications rely on systems such as Google Scholar to drive more interest to their work. This workshop will think about citation counts and the case of Google Scholar, a hugely popular platform that indexes citations for more than 100 million documents, how such systems can fail, and how people can manipulate them.

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