December 5, 2006
Google Scholar to the rescue?!
First off – yes, I am still alive. Work got crazy and there were a couple of weeks thrown in where a sinus infection had me down for the count. I’m back and ready to blog.
So, I needed to verify a citation from ACTA Chirurgica Scandinavica from 1944 this morning. Old MEDLINE only goes back to 1950 and we didn’t have Index Medicus back to 1944. So, I ran a quick search on Google Scholar and was successful. I’ve run into other situations where Google Scholar has come to the rescue. A couple of weeks ago a woman handed me a list of “citations” (I use the term loosely) that consisted of author surnames and dates. Not having a clue if these citations were medical in nature or not I started searching Google Scholar and obtained all but three of the citations.
So, what is the moral of the story? I still am not a big fan of Google but can appreciate when using their tools can be helpful.