There is understandable annoyance from academics on Twitter over the last few days regarding the decline in importance of Google Scholar. You used to be able to find the resource by clicking the 'More' box, but as you can see, it's no longer there:
You have to click on 'Even more' in order to get to it. Of course, if you know the Google Scholar URL you can of course go straight to it. In practical terms therefore, very little has changed. However, the concern here is that we've already seen how ruthless Google can be in getting rid of products and resources that it thinks do not perform well. Could this be a portent of worse things to come for Google Scholar? Has Big G really gone so far down the route of simply looking at each tool in turn and weighing it on some theoretical balance with cash on the other scale? It wouldn't surprise me. I hope that we're not seeing the final days of the product, but I'm rather concerned we may be.