As of November 16, Google Scholar has made their new Google Scholar Citations service available to all. Unlike its competitor Microsoft Academic Search, the Google citation tracking service requires that you register to set up your profile, a quick and simple process that apparently pays off in the quality of the search results.

Already there are lots of feedback, both positive and negative, coming in. For example, it appears that GSC may work more effectively in the sciences and social sciences than in the humanities (see Brian Kelly’s Thoughts on Google Scholar Citations for a detailed response).

Faculty, students and researchers at Dal might like to give it a try–we’ll be very interested to hear what you think, so please post your comments here!