Posts Tagged Microsoft Academic Search

Social Networking Tools for Scientists or How to Brand Yourself Online as a Digital Citizen

There are many social networking tools for scientists that can be used to share information, engage the social network and move information about activities across the web. This presentation provides an overview of some of the tools available and how they can be used by scientists to expose their activities, manage their profile publicly and participate in the network.

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Ongoing Comparisons between Microsoft Academic Search and Google Scholar Citations

I have been blogging on Google Scholar Citations in recent days and noticing some interesting details (1,2,3). I have been in exchanges with the Microsoft Academic Search support team on Twitter trying to collapse multiple accounts. They are helping.

I have since continued my comparison to look for differences in the two platforms. There are some very obvious differences. One GLARING example…on Google Scholar my top cited paper has 50 citations.  On Microsoft Academic Search it has 3. BIG difference!

Citations on Google Scholar

 

Citations on Microsoft Academic Search

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Google’s Brilliance Shows Again with Google Scholar Citations

My colleague David Sharpe pointed me to an interesting blog today concerning Google Scholar Citations. I’d always imagined it would come but didn’t know when. So what a happy lunchtime it was when I sat down to read the blog and register for a citations account here. When I registered on Microsoft Academic Search I was initially impressed.

ONE of my personas on Microsoft Academic Search

Since then I have been collapsing a number of different “authors called Antony Williams”. I’ve been working on it for a few weeks and despite numerous attempts to collapse them, including email requests…I still exist as

http://academic.research.microsoft.com/Author/18547547/antony-j-williams

http://academic.research.microsoft.com/Author/12789419/antony-j-williams

http://academic.research.microsoft.com/Author/22810554/antony-j-williams

http://academic.research.microsoft.com/Author/24519715/antony-j-williams

If anyone from Microsoft can possibly help me get these collapsed I’d appreciate it! I’ve tried using the approach below and failed.

 

It’s a shame…I really want to take advantage of a lot of the wonderful tools that Microsoft Academic Search offers. An example is below.

Again…if anyone can help me collapse the various forms of me I’d appreciate it!
Now to  Google Scholar Citations. I registered, I searched on my name and accepted it. Done. The result was, as far as I can tell, a complete capture of my papers. Caveat..I have NOT yet sat and compared with my CV . What impressed me is that I am one person under Google Scholar Citations…no complex “collapsing process”. It also took me 10 mins….it was done with a few button clicks and it looks like this.
Google…impressed again. NICELY DONE!

 

 

 

 

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