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Finding all my annotated PDFs amongst the clutter

I have a lot of PDFs and some of them contain my notes and annotations. How can I single out the annotated files without opening them all, one by one? [more inside]
posted by bollockovnikov on Dec 12, 2013 - 2 answers

Non-academic researcher seeks organizational software solution.

I'm looking for software solutions for organizing and searching non-academic research. [more inside]
posted by fancypants on Nov 10, 2013 - 11 answers

Where can I find this old pamphlet?

I am looking for a copy of a 1938 pamphlet called "Gratitude" written by Dr. Harry L. James of Chicago. There was a copy on Ebay, but it's sold now. Any chance I could find another copy (or PDF) of this thing? [more inside]
posted by mattbucher on Jan 7, 2013 - 4 answers

Searching for Foreign Websites

How do I search and get results from foreign websites? Even when I search for French material using Google.fr, I still get results mostly from American sites. How do I get mostly French sites? Let's say I wanted to find out what movies are playing at an art house theater in Paris, how would I get access to results from France or say Spain. Thanks!
posted by lrnarabic on Jun 9, 2012 - 11 answers

Internet search engines that use boolean search?

Are there high quality internet search engines that recognize boolean rather than a natural language search queries? [more inside]
posted by dredge on Apr 7, 2011 - 8 answers

Google is driving me nuts

Is there a way to automatically "force" Google to search for the words I typed in, without having to manually include "+" before every single term? I do sometimes utilize fuzzy search, but I'm finding that lately, it is doing more harm than good, and nearly every search requires me to go back and add "+". [more inside]
posted by lesli212 on Mar 18, 2011 - 16 answers

That's a great answer, Google, but...

Does Google (or other search) really work, or do I just perceive that it does? [more inside]
posted by TheOtherSide on Sep 20, 2010 - 16 answers

How to find specific companies by industry in a foreign country.

How can I narrow down a search for a specific company in a foreign country (in this case Brazil). [more inside]
posted by AJtheadguy on Apr 7, 2010 - 4 answers

How do I search for newspaper articles by title?

How do I conduct online searches for newspaper articles by their title? [more inside]
posted by King_Wang on Jan 24, 2010 - 5 answers

When Google just isn't enough.

Can anyone recommend a powerful textual search tool I can use on anything I want? [more inside]
posted by valkyryn on Feb 6, 2009 - 11 answers

How useful is HighBeam search engine?

Anyone experienced using HighBeam Research? I use the conventional free search engines and do lots of cruising for materials for my blogs, and I know this subscription engine is basically for research people, but will it be a worthwhile addition (for the price) to enhance my searching?
posted by Postroad on Feb 5, 2006 - 7 answers

What is the best place to find new and recent in-depth information (clinical studies, treatment protocols, etc.) related to specific medical topics?

Best Source for Timely Medical Information: What is the best place to find new and recent in-depth information (clinical studies, treatment protocols, etc.) related to specific medical topics? I'm thinking of a medical journal / search engine combo. [more inside]
posted by letterneversent on Feb 2, 2006 - 4 answers

Dissertation Search

I'm looking for dissertations and theses on a particular subject. UMI's Digital Dissertations, which as far as I can tell is the largest central resource, won't allow me to search for anything before 2003. Do I have a good single source option apart from visiting a university library and using Web of Knowledge? Coverage at Google Scholar seems a bit scattershot, but maybe I shouldn't look a gift horse in the mouth.
posted by lbergstr on Dec 7, 2004 - 9 answers

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