How to conduct searches with Microsoft Academic
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Microsoft Academic query pane
The Microsoft Academic query pane allows you to perform a Microsoft Academic query and analyse its results; it contains a structured version of the parameters accepted by Microsoft Academic. Publish or Perish uses these parameters to perform a Microsoft Academic query, which is then analyzed and converted to a number of statistics. The results are available on-screen and can also be copied to the Windows clipboard (for pasting in other applications) or saved to a text file (for future reference or further analysis).
Microsoft Academic subscription key
You will need to request a free Microsoft Academic subscription key before you can run Microsoft Academic queries. For detailed instructions, see here.
How to perform a Microsoft Academic search
To perform a Microsoft Academic search:
- Enter the relevant parameters in the various fields (see the Publish or Perish manual for an explanation of each parameter);
- Click Lookup or press the Enter key.
The program will now contact Microsoft Academic to obtain the citations, process the list, and calculate the citation metrics, which are then displayed in the results list. The full list of results is also available for inspection or modifications and can be exported in a variety of formats.
Copyright © 2017 Anne-Wil Harzing. All rights reserved. Page last modified on Thu 13 Apr 2017 16:40
Anne-Wil Harzing is Professor of International Management at Middlesex University, London. 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.