Microsoft stops Live Search Academic

Martin Fenner
May 24, 2008 0 min read

Microsoft yesterday announced ( on the Live Search Blog that their Academic Search ( will be closed next week.

And Google Scholar ( still has shortcomings, including the lack of special limitation features that are found in PubMed. A more detailed comparison of PubMed and Google Scholar can be found in this paper (

Does this announcement simply reflect a shift in strategy at Microsoft, or is academic search no longer interesting to Microsoft, Google, etc.?

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