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Google Scholar and Its Competitors introduces information seekers to Web search tools that provide access to scholarly resources. It begins with a discussion of scholarly communication trends and their effects on access to scholarly resources in the digital environment. In this context the book examines Google Scholar and its competitors in terms of their databases, features, functionality, and strengths and weaknesses. It also explores the implications of Google Scholar and its competitors for information seekers and libraries.