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New in Google Scholar: finding “Related Articles” Tuesday, 22 August 2006 3:13 pm

Posted by Dongmei in featured IT of the week, What's new at Google?!.

For every Google Scholar search result, you can now see a list of articles that closely related to it by clicking on the “Related Articles” link that appears underneath each result. The list of related articles is ranked primarily by how similar these articles are to the original result, but also takes into account the relevance of each paper.

This is extremely useful when authors/scholars in some fields (esp. those new fields) use different terminology for the same concept.

Finding sets of related papers and books is often a great way for novices to get acquainted with a topic. However, we’ve found that even experts can sometimes be surprised to discover related work in their area of expertise.

Read the whole story on the Official Google Blog.



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