With so many websites, blogs, and article spinners hovering around the internet, how do you separate the real information from the fake ones? To solve this, Google came up with a system that provides a simple way to broadly search for scholarly literature across all disciplines – from articles to theses, books, abstracts, court opinions, academic publishers, professional societies, online repositories, and universities. This means of finding relevant and highly reliable work across the world of scholarly research is made possible through Google Scholar. Compared to you regular Google search, Google Scholar allows you to access the same kinds of scholarly books, articles, and documents that you can search in the Library’s catalog and databases. It gives the most relevant results to whatever it is that you are searching based on the item’s full text, author, source, and the number of times it has been cited in other sources.
Part of Google Scholar’s system is the Google Scholar Citation – a tool that allows authors to voluntarily setup profiles and their publications.Through this, authors can easily track citations of their articles – who’s citing the publication, graph citation, and even compute citation metrics. This year, Webometrics, the online ranking system for the world’s universities based on web content and visibility, came up with the list of Top Universities by Citations in Google Scholar Profiles.
Top Universities in the Philippines in Google Scholar Profiles
Among the ranked universities around the world, eight universities in the Philippines made it to the Webometrics Ranking of the World Universities. The University of the Philippines (997) garnered the most citations among the universities in the country while the University of San Carlos became the only school in Cebu that made it to the list at 3,981 in the Global ranking.
|University of the Philippines||113,743|
|De La Salle University Manila||51,390|
|University of the Philippines Diliman||41,826|
|Ateneo de Manila University||16,912|
|University of Santo Tomas||7,776|
|Mindanao State University Iligan Institute of Technology||6,729|
|University of San Carlos||1,610|
|Mapua Institute of Technology||1,107|
Harvard University topped the Ranking Web of Universities with 8,361,676 citations. Stanford University came after with 8150705 citations while University of California Berkeley earned the third highest spot with 6515961.
With all these resources available online, may people become more guided with what they read and do more researches before jumping into conclusions.