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Google Scholar Search

Google Scholar makes it easy to search within academic, government and NGO sites - but not company websites.

CAUTION: Google Scholar also includes links to full-text journal articles, but there is often a fee to view. Don't worry, in many cases we have the same access though our full-text databases. Just take a note of the important details (author, title, volume and date), then check our range of databases.



 

Google Search Tips

It is a truth universally acknowledged that a student in need of information will make a straight line for Google.

General searching on Google often turns up hundreds of thousands - if not millions - of results. How to sift through it all? Some of these tips may help narrow down the field.

 

Exact Phrase: " "

What it does: Searches for an exact phrase.

What to type: "one small step for man"

What you'll get: Results that include the exact phrase "one small step for man"

 

Excluded Words: -

What it does: Excludes search results with a particular word or phrase

What to type: Bass -fishing

What you'll get: Results about bass that are not related to fishing.

 

Similar Words: ~

What it does: Searches for a word and all its synonyms.

What to type: ~mobile phone

What you'll get: Results with the word "phone," as well as "cell," "cellular," "wireless," etc.

 

Multiple Words: OR

What it does: Searches for webpages that include either word.

What to type: "vacation" "London" OR "Paris"

What you'll get: Results with the word vacation and either London or Paris.

 

Numberical Ranges: ...

What it does: Searches for a range of numbers.

What to type: Willie Mays 1950...1960

What you'll get: Results about Willie Mays during this time period.

 

Find Meanings: Define:

What it does: Defines a word or phrase.

What to type: Define: plethora

What you'll get: Links to definitions of the word "plethora"

 

Site Specific: Site:

What it does: Searches only particular websites.

What to type: Global warming site:edu

What you'll get:References to "global warming" on .edu websites.

 

Linked Pages: link:

What it does: Searches for webpages that link to a particular website.

What to type: link:www.umich.edu

What you'll get: Websites that link to the University of Michigan website.

 

Math Answers: 1+1

What it does: Basic calculator functions.

What to type: 4+7, 30% of 55, 20^2, sqrt(4), etc.

What you'll get: The answers.

 

Conversions: cm in feet

What it does: Converts units of measure.

What to type: cm in feet, 28C in F, $ in pounds, days in fortnight, miles in league, mph in speed of light, etc.

What you'll get: The converted answer.

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