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Academic Search Engines

Google Scholar

Google Scholar provides a simple way to broadly search for scholarly literature.

Take advantage of the straightforward search interface of Google Scholar to powerfully search across many disciplines and sources. Namely articles, (some) books, conference papers from academic publishers, professional societies, online university institutional repositories, e.g., masters and doctoral theses, plus reputable publications in the web repositories of world-renowned research institutes.

You can also find registered patents and patent applications from the major patent offices around the world.

Google Scholar also has an advanced search option

Remember to configure your browser to take advantage of Fulltext@QUT in Google Scholar.

Configure this setting by saving QUT under: Scholar / Settings / Library links.
https://scholar.google.com.au/scholar_settings#2

Search Google Smarter

Google Advanced Search

Advanced search tips for getting the most out of Google. The web search engine of choice offers an advanced search interface. 

Advanced Search functionality available in search engines saves time and increases relevancy of results. Try using the Advanced Search options in Google to:

  • Search by file type - i.e. PDF (documents without intro web page content)
  • Search by domain - i.e. .gov.au (useful for locating government reports)
  • Search by date

To see other ways of refining your search in Google, view the short video embedded below.

Semantic Scholar