(Google) Scholarly Advice?
June 20, 2012 1:51 PM   Subscribe

Google Scholar Search Term?

I'm sure I'm not the only one disappointed to see Google Scholar disappear from the 'More' dropdown. Now wondering if there is a search term I can input into a regular Google search that will automatically direct my search to Google Scholar, e.g., "Scholar: diagnostic significance of AD biomarkers" (this doesn't work, FYI). In another strike against Google, googling this issue has failed me.

posted by jimmysmits to Technology (6 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
At the risk of pointing out the obvious, you know you can go right to scholar.google.com? There are also search engine plugins.
posted by exogenous at 2:02 PM on June 20, 2012

What browser do you use? In Chrome (for isntance, I think Firefox does this too), you can go to scholar.google.com, right-click in the searchbox and "Add as search engine...", and set a keywork like "scholar". Then, from the omnibox, typing "scholar foo bar" give you "foo bar" search results from scholar.google.com. (Poorly googled instructions for Chrome, Firefox)
posted by misterbrandt at 2:08 PM on June 20, 2012 [3 favorites]

You and me both, buddy. I use the Chrome plugin Scholarfy for this. Regular Google search, click on Scholarfy in the toolbar, it becomes a Scholar search, done.
posted by escabeche at 3:15 PM on June 20, 2012 [2 favorites]

thank you escabeche! I had not heard of this!
posted by bessel functions seem unnecessarily complicated at 3:19 PM on June 20, 2012

If you switch to DuckDuckGo the way to search Scholar is "!scholar diagnostic significance of AD biomarkers". This change to Google was why I've switched over entirely to DuckDuckGo.
posted by hydrobatidae at 4:27 PM on June 20, 2012

In Chrome (for isntance, I think Firefox does this too)

(Using firefox)

Go to scholar.google.com. Right click in the search box: "Add a keyword to this search". Pick something short like 'sg'.

Now, "sg cephalopod fetish" in the address bar does a keyword search on 'cephalopod fetish'.

Similarly, I use ab for abebooks, am for amazon, en for (english) wikipedia, pl for my public library, etc.
posted by sebastienbailard at 6:18 PM on June 20, 2012 [1 favorite]

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