Microsoft challenges Google Scholar
Academic search kicks off with electrical engineering, physics and computer science
Microsoft has launched a rival to Google’s Scholar service, which searches academic information to help students and researchers.
The initial beta release of Windows Live Academic Search focuses on computer science, electrical engineering and physics and is available in seven countries.
The available content includes peer-reviewed articles from scholarly societies such as the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, the Association for Computing Machinery, and publishers Elsevier and John Wiley & Sons, with more than 10 publishers involved overall.
The search system is a cooperative effort between the publishers, Windows Live Search and industry association CrossRef.
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