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WGS 311: Queer & Feminist Legal Theory

Professor Megan Ross, Fall 2022

Google Scholar

Google Scholar searches specifically for scholarly literature, including peer-reviewed papers, theses, books, preprints, abstracts and technical reports from all broad areas of research.

Google Scholar Search

Configure Google Scholar for Emory Libraries' Collections

Google Scholar can be configured to show results that may be available via the Emory Libraries' collection.  While having a Google account is not essential, having an account does makes some functions easier for the user.  

To configure the Google Scholar settings, click on the 3 hash marks in the top left corner of your browser to get to the Settings:

Once you click on the has marks, click on Library Links and Search for Emory University.  You will see the "Find It @Emory" as an option.  Select that option and click Save.

After you have saved the settings, once you perform a search in Google Scholar, you will see the "Find It @ Emory" option as indicated below.  Clicking on the "Find It @ Emory" link will take you to Emory's University Libraries' catalog Library Search, and the linkout to the full text, if available.

Search Techniques to Optimize Results

You can use go directly to Advanced Google Search via: or go to Google Scholar, click on the hash marks in the top left and select the Advanced search option.  

Here are some search techniques that you can use directly in the Google Scholar search box without using the Advanced search feature.

  • To search exact phrases, search them in quotes.  For instance, "resistant hypertension" will yield results where those 2 terms will be right next to each other.
  • To search for any of the terms in the title, abstract, url, and essentially, any part of the web record that is searchable, use allintext:term term term.  For instance: allintext:resistant hypertension patients medications yields results where resistant, hypertension, patients, and medications appear somewhere in the web record.
  • To search for a topic and a specific word that appears in the title, use intitle.  For example, COVID vaccine intitle:children yields results where children appears in the title and COVID, vaccine appear in other parts of the web record.
  • To include a term, use + before the term: For example, if you are looking for resources that have children in the results, use: +children "COVID-19 vaccine"
  • To exclude a term, use - before the term.  For example, if you are looking for resistant hypertension articles but you do not want to retrieve books, use "resistant hypertension" -book
  • To retrieve more than 1 topic:  use OR (you do need to use all caps).  To retrieve information about hypertension in the elderly and in pregnancy: hypertension (pregnancy OR elderly)

For additional Google Search techniques: