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February 24th, 2005
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Google Scholar
www.scholar.google.com

could potentially be very cool.

>From R&D Magazine:

The folks at Google, Mountain View, Calif., have released the beta version
of its latest web-based endeavor, Google Scholar. The new, free service has
been designed to help users search scientific journals, peer-reviewed
papers, abstracts, and theses across the Web, creating a 'one-stop shopping'
experience for academics. Search results are arranged by page rank along
with the number of citations for each result.

In a related note, this past December Google forged an agreement with
several major universities such as Stanford Univ., Calif, and the Univ. of
Michigan, Ann Arbor, along with organizations such as the New York Public
Library to begin scanning and indexing bound periodicals, with the goal of
making that information available on the web.

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From:minnehaha
Date:February 24th, 2005 01:01 pm (UTC)
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Didn't we already see the beta version of this? Some months ago I remember searching on my own name and the names of my friends.

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From:netmouse
Date:February 24th, 2005 01:03 pm (UTC)
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I think it's still in Beta
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From:minnehaha
Date:February 24th, 2005 01:06 pm (UTC)
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Exactly. My point was that they "have released the beta version" several months ago.

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From:yuggoth
Date:February 24th, 2005 01:20 pm (UTC)
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Oh god, the plagiarism possibilities...you should have seen what people were trying to pull at my grad school. You practically have to type in every paper into a piece of software to check for cheating.

Sad that such a useful tool can be so easily perverted, and that people would want to do so.
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From:netmouse
Date:February 24th, 2005 01:24 pm (UTC)
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yeah, I TA-ed when I was in Grad school. you could usually identify plagiarism by voice or change of voice. But it was tough.

And then there's the question of proving it.
From:tlatoani
Date:February 24th, 2005 01:46 pm (UTC)
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Actually, these tools can be very effective at spotting plagiarism too.
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From:treebones
Date:February 24th, 2005 03:49 pm (UTC)

Whooooo!

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xtatic1 has been reminding me that she could show me how to do this even without a tool like this, but having it available through Google is just *so* cool. I know where to go for medical research, but there's a project I have in my head which would require access to the psychology journals...
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