Listed below are a few examples of the most widely used advanced search techniques.
NOTE: To view a complete list of all of the advanced search operators that can be used in Google, Google Scholar, and Google Books, view the "Google Advanced Searching Tricks" PDF in the Workshop Materials box.
Go to Google Scholar (scholar.google.com). To view which results are available in full text through the Van Pelt and Opie Library, either access Google Scholar by going through the library Databases A-Z tab or by going into your settings and adding the library manually. The steps below are to add the library manually.
1. Click the three horizontal lines in the top left corner of the Google Scholar page.
2. Select "Settings" from the menu.
3. After choosing "Settings", choose "Library Links". Then type in "Michigan Tech" and select all the options available below where you just typed. Then click the "Save" button at the bottom of the screen.
All of the search operators mentioned above also work in Google Scholar.
Author: is a search operator unique to Google Scholar
To search within a date range, use the search facet on the left, or enter in the dates in your search string (2010...2019 for example)
What does Google Books Search?
Searching Google Books
Getting Access to Google Books
NOTE: This will only work from on-campus. To find access to the books you are interested in when off off-campus, search in MelCat or through the library. For more information visit our Library & Research 101 guide.