Changes to Google Scholar advanced search

Changes to Google Scholar advanced search


To access Google Scholar’s advanced search feature, you now simply slick the drop down arrow at the end of the search bar, as shown.

This then provides options to further your search parameters


From this menu, you can:

  • Search for exact words or phrases
  • Search by author
  • Search by publication date

You can also filter more precisely your search results. Results are normally filtered by relevance, not by date.


You can use the toolbar to the LEFT of the page, to refine your results; by year, by date or in a specific time frame.
You can also create email alerts for new articles added relating to your search delivered periodically directly to your inbox.

To access full article texts,

  • Click a text title
  • Click a link labelled [PDF] to the right of the search result
  • Click a library link, e.g., “FindIt@Harvard”, to the right of the search result
  • Click “All versions” under the search result and check out the alternative sources
  • Click “Related articles” or “Cited by” under the search result to explore similar articles.

For more Google Scholar search hints, try this link