Monday, 21st August 2006
Google Scholar Adds "Related Search" Feature; Let's See All the Citations, 1000 Limit Remains
This reads very similarly in concept (weighting measures) to the sorting option GS launched 4 months ago.
Regarding the sort-by-date feature launched in April:
"It's not just a plain sort by date, but rather we try to rank recent papers the way researchers do, by looking at the prominence of the author's and journal's previous papers, how many citations it already has, when it was written, and so on."
Btw, an issue we have pointed out several times since the early days of Google Scholar remains after today's update. When an article has more than 1000 citations (a classic perhaps), a researcher might want to review all of these citations, download for offline analysis, etc. However, Google still caps the limit at approx 1000 entries, just like they do with web search. If they want to play in the big leagues of scholarly databases, a user should have access to all entries/citations.
Thanks to Google Blogoscoped for the news tip.
UPDATE: If you're working on a computer with SafeSearch in the strict mode, Google Scholar observes this. However, GS does not offer an option on the GS preferences page to turn it off. You'll need to go back to the main preferences page. Additionally, when full safe search is active, words and terms that are blocked in Google Web Search are also blocked in Google Scholar. Aside from those certain words and phrases being blocked, other results appear to be the same in the several test searches we ran.