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How comprehensive is google scholar?

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A few professors have tried to show me how to look up articles using the traditional sources (such as web of science). But yet, I've grown up on google and I've grown so accustomed to believing that Google has everything, even though it probably doesn't.

Are there a lot of articles that don't end up getting on there?

Is there a better way to find the citation count for a particular author?
 
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Google doesn't get free access to every publication database. Search the online academic databases that your school probably pays a yearly subscription for their students to access.
 
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Is there a better way to find the citation count for a particular author?
You might try what your professors are showing you.
 
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My university library provides a search over various journal databases with access to paid services that google won't provide you.

I'm sure your uni does something similar and that is 10x better than google.
 

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