Search better with Google and Google Scholar

Published on
March 3, 2016

Did you know that you can limit your Google search to title words for a more specific result? Read on for this and twelve other tips that you can apply to improve your searching with Google and Google Scholar.

There is more than one Google. Do you only use the standard Google web search engine? For academics, Google Scholar, Google Books, Google Patents are important specific search interfaces.

Exclude specific terms with the – operator. You can narrow your searches using this operator. You can exclude as many words as you want by using the - sign in front of all of them, for example [mercury -ford -freddy -outboards -planets].

Would you like more tips? Read the FAQs for Google or Google Scholar.

(Drawing made by Kim Peterse, student Wageningen UR)