SEARCH ENGINE COVERAGE OF OPEN ACCESS CORPUS IN THE FIELD OF BIOTECHNOLOGY

Rafiq Ahmad Rather, Rosy Jan, Fayaz Ahmad Loan

Abstract


The paper presents the results of an exploratory study conducted to find percentage of OAI-PMH compliant Metadata harvested by two search engines (Google and Scirus) using two hundred and ten articles selected from DOAJ corpus. The first filly results were analysed to gauge the presence of DOAJ articles in the field of Biotechnology with their rank and duplication among the retrieved set of results. The results reveal that Google harvest maximum articles (i.e. 76.67%) compared to Scirus while Scirus rank all the retrieved articles among the .first ten results when Google jail by 6%.

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