39 – Google Scholar

In 2019 regains the places that it lost in 2018; up 12 places

Google Scholar provides a simple way to search broadly for scholarly literature.

Website: scholar.google.com
Cost: Free
Availability: Online

Top 100 Tools for Personal & Professional Learning 2019: 27
Top 100 Tools for Workplace Learning 2019: 
Top 100 Tools for Higher Education 2019: 48

Past Overall Rankings
2018: 51.   2017: 40     2016: 60     2015: 43     2014: 28     2013: 35
2012: 52    2011: –       2010: 66     2009: –        2008: 42     2007: 36


Comments from some of those who selected Google Scholar as one of their Top 10 Tools in 2019

  • “I use this search engine to find research in academic journals. Surprisingly, some of the results are in open journals or can be accessed outside of a firewall.” Connie Malamed, learning experience design consultant, USA http://theelearningcoach.com/reviews/top-ten-tools-in-my-ple/
  • “There I can find professional information about my university stuff – no “normal” Google stuff like informal newspaper articles or blogs, but just peer reviewed scientific articles and studies.” Student/HR Intern, Germany
  • “Search for scientific publications” College Professor, Spain
  • “As a researcher, I find this is an invaluable tool. The fact that you can also access an accurate citation of the sources is also very useful.” Lecturer, UK
  • “This is an amazing repository with access to published works and peer reviewed journals and is my first port of call for any academic research I am undertaking.” Learning & Development Coordinator, UK


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