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      Google Scholar and Google Search Tips

      Search Tips for Google and Google Scholar

      1.     Lead with the most important word or phrase first.

      2.     Add search terms to limit and pinpoint results. Google assumes AND, so don't include it. 
      3.     Use    to  exclude all results that include this search term, as in matrix –movie

      4.     Use  ~  to  include all results that include this search term and its synonyms: ~auto  returns results with auto, car, automobile

      5.     Use “ ” to only return results that include the exact phrase, such as “as you like it”

      6.     Use OR to return results that include either of your search terms, as in  AIDS  OR HIV, 
         OR must be capitalized.

       7.     Use  intitle:  as in intitle:mars to only return results that include your search term in the document’s title.

      8.     Use  site:  as in    site:edu    to only return results with edu ext. in url   

        

      Additional Search Tips for Google Scholar

       

       9.     Use author: as in  author:flowers to return papers written by people with the name Flowers.

       10.     Advanced Search allows you to restrict search to a specific publication and/or a specific time period.

       

       

       

       

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