Law Library announcements, legal research updates from around the world, new and interesting research resources and web sites of interest to the faculty at the Syracuse University College of Law. Note: For easy navigation, right click on hyperlinks to open links in a new window.

Wednesday, April 19, 2006

Microsoft Launches "Academic Search"

Microsoft has launched a competitor to Google Scholar
called Academic Search. Like GS, this new resource
(currently in beta) enables you to search for peer
reviewed journal articles contained in journal publisher
portals and on the web. Academic Search offers several
attractive features currently not available in Google
Scholar. There is a journal list of titles indexed
(unfortunately, there is no indication of what issues
or volumes are in the index) and a preview pane that
allows you to view journal article abstracts on results page.

But don't delete your bookmark to Scholar quite yet.
Academic Search currently allows users to search for
content only in the fields of Computer Science, Electrical
Engineering, and Physics. According to their web site,
they will be adding more subject areas in the near future
based on user feedback and demand. I'll keep you posted!