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Google Scholar: Searching in Google Scholar

A guide on using Google Scholar to effectively conduct your research.

To search effectively in Google Scholar, you still need your keywords and your Boolean operators

On the main search page, you have the choice to set your document type to articles or case law. For the purposes of this guide, I will be using search by articles. 

If you'd like to use the Advanced Search option, you can access it by clicking the dropdown menu symbol in the upper left corner [] and choosing "Advanced Search".  

In Advanced Search you have the ability to narrow or broaden your search by searching for your key terms or phrases anywhere in the article, or in the title of the article.  

You may also choose to limit your search by author, publication or date range.