What People Are Saying About MAS RRS feed

  • General discussion

  • MAS is constantly attempting to improve its service to users, making a more usable, functional and comprehensive tool for the academic world. Here's a look at what people have said about MAS:


    Date Source What They Said
    September 2, 2011 "NeuroDojo" "There’s just too many odd and unpredictable things going on here. It’s not trustworthy yet."
    August 3, 2011 Allyson Lister, "The Mind Wobbles" "...nice organisation of basic info really just makes it look more professional"
    August 2, 2011 Declan Butler, "Nature News" "...added a suite of nifty new tools based on its citation metrics. These include visualizations of citation networks; publication trends; and rankings of the leading researchers in a field"
    July 6, 2011 Christopher Jagalla, "Intellogist" "Microsoft Academic Search definitely has more advanced analysis features available and a more appealing interface"
    July 4, 2011 H. Basset, "Science Intelligence" "...interesting analytic options are proposed: co-authors graph, citations analysis..."
    June 14, 2011 Kirsty Thomson, "University of the West of Scotland" "In addition to searching for articles, Microsoft Academic Search also includes lots of additional information such as author profiles, timelines, and co-author information"
    May 14, 2011 "Unknownerror.net" "You click on the author of a paper, it will display a wealth of of information session in which he sent a paper journal, which are clear of the field"
    March 31, 2011 Gary Price & Shirl Kennedy, "INFOdocket" "We’ve seen a lot of cool and useful resources over the past 15 years and MS Academic is one of them"
    March 12, 2011 Amber, "CnBlogs" "...we see MAS did less works in search quality but more works in fancy stuff. So I would like to suggest Microsoft Academic Search to improve its performance..."
    March 10, 2011 Jiangwei Yu, Kai Hong and Zhirui Wang, "Unknownerror.net" "Microsoft Academic Search suffers from the problem of limited field (only computer science) and English searching"
    February 22, 2011 Usman, "Technize.net" "Microsoft Academic Search provides innovative ways to explore scientific papers, conferences, journals and authors connecting millions of scholars, students, librarians and other users"
    January 30, 2011 "Appatic" "everything is well organized and pleasant looking to boot"
    October 17, 2010 Brad Matthies, "Digital Immigrant" "Create an advanced search option that allows you to search by subject type"
    September 17, 2010 "ResourceBlog" "Again, we really like the direction Microsoft Academic is headed. Spend some time here and we hope you and perhaps those you work with find it useful"
    June 28, 2010 Edward Vielmetti, "AnnArbor.com" "If it happens to be the case that your work intersects with the focus of the database, it can be terrific. If the database is completely tangential to your interests, it can be irrelevant or distracting"
    January 7, 2010 "Gale" "MAS is a good restart and its scope deserves significant extension by the inclusion of many other disciplines"
    December 7, 2009 Stephen Arnold, "ArnoldIt" "My view of the service is that it is useful. I would use the service, but it would not be my starting point"
    October 26, 2009 "ResourceShelf" "...we think this database has a much better feel than what MS used to offer. We would love to know precisely what the short and long term future holds for Academic Search"
    Tuesday, September 6, 2011 6:44 AM