13.1.3 Google Scholar is quick

Google Scholar is also praised for its speed (Bosman et al. 2006). In comparison to searches with ISI's Web of Science and Scopus, searches in Google Scholar/Publish or Perish can be conducted much more quickly. First, there is no need to login to databases and second searches are processed much more quickly.

For instance, for an author with few publications, results are almost instantaneous. Even more complex searches (e.g. John Smith) generally take only 10 seconds. In contrast, Thomson ISI in particular has a rather cumbersome web interface with many separate image files that can take a very long time to load.