Usually provides cleaner and smaller number of irrelevant results than Google Scholar and Microsoft Academic
Very good data source for “any of the words” key word searches and journal searches by ISSN
Search speed fast to medium
Typically reports fewer citations than Google Scholar and Microsoft Academic, because it includes fewer journals in some fields and has very limited coverage of books, book chapters and conference papers
Author search is problematic as it is very difficult to disambiguate authors
Year of publication is year of online-first, not year of print publication
Provides cleaner and smaller number of irrelevant results than Google Scholar and Microsoft Academic
Search speed very fast for nearly any kind of searches
Allows wildcards (e.g. global*) for easier searches
Requires (non-free) subscription
Typically reports fewer citations than all other sources because it includes fewer journals in many fields (esp. Social Sciences and Humanities) and has a very limited coverage of books, book chapters and conference papers.
Typically is last data source to include recent publications as it doesn’t include “in press” papers.
Anne-Wil Harzing is Professor of International Management at Middlesex University, London and visiting professor of International Management at Tilburg University. She is a Fellow of the Academy of International Business, a select group of distinguished AIB members who are recognized for their outstanding contributions to the scholarly development of the field of international business. In addition to her academic duties, she also maintains the Journal Quality List and is the driving force behind the popular Publish or Perish software program.