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Date of this Version

Spring 5-1-2017

Document Type



Shah, S. R., MAhmood, K, Hameed, A. (2017). Review of Google scholar, Web of Science, and Scopus search results: The case of inclusive education research. Library Philosophy and Practice, 2017.


This study presents a bibliometric analysis of research on inclusive education focusing on the development, scholarly publishing, and various influences on the body of knowledge (information sources, authors, institutions, and countries). Data for this study were collected from three reference and citation-enhanced indexing databases, i.e., Google Scholar, Scopus, and Web of Science. There was diversity in terms of variations of results from one database to the other. This research will be valuable for academia and researchers alike in the field of inclusive education. The researchers in scholarly communication research area, policy makers, and those involved in measuring researchers’ performance for promotions and awards on the basis of publications and citations indicators may also benefit.