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Saturday, December 11, 2004
Peter Jacso reviews Google Scholar  
And he isn't very complementary about it - citing it for shallow coverage and for failing to provide information about what sources it actually searches.

Peter's right that (at least at present) Google Scholar is clearly not sufficient for the needs of professional researchers, though he acknowledges it could be 'good enough' for a casual user wanting 'a few good hits'. Let's remember, too that not every professional has access to every database - as a former special librarian in a small organisation, GS would have been useful to me in picking up reasonably useful material in subject areas outside our specific area of interest.