Group tests

This page has links to the group tests conducted at this blog, measuring JURN’s open access search results against results from a range of other academic search engines:

Group test: Shakespeare “sonnet 71” sources (2018)

Group test: mongolian folk song (2015)

Group test: repository search tools (2015)

Group test: “mountain gorillas” tourism (2015)

Group test: marine microplastic biodegradation (2015)

Group test: Salem Mather “witch trials” (2014)

Group test: “Alan Moore” Watchmen (2014)

Group test: “Tristram Shandy” reception (2014)

Group test: what is history carr (2014)

Group test: “frontier thesis” (2013)

Group test: Galerius (2011)

5 thoughts on “Group tests”

  1. why have yo not included the very ground breaking work ‘Social Deprivation Mindset’ which was peer reviewed by the British Journal of Community Justice. As university students it is vital that we have this kind of information.

    • Because it costs £7.50 to buy, and JURN only indexes open access (i.e.: free) papers. Even if it were an open access journal, JURN does not index individual social studies / social work / education journals.

      I understand that the department which produced the journal has recently collapsed and was closed down by the university in early January 2017, and that as a consequence this journal’s archives are set be transferred to the university repository. There they will presumably (eventually) become free to the public. Since JURN already indexes the full-text articles hosted at this repository – – the article you refer to will then show up on JURN searches.

      However, a search for “Social Deprivation Mindset” on both JURN and Google Scholar shows that the idea has had only a very glancing consideration in the scholarly literature (three remarks found via Google Scholar, one duplicate on JURN). Which shows that it has hardly been noticed in the years since it appeared in 2013, and has not been taken up or used by academics or practitioners. As such, it cannot seriously be judged to be a ‘vital’ article. Indeed, it was not even a research article – the editor of that issue referred to it in his Introduction as the journal’s “Thought Piece”.

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