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Admin:
I've played around with it, and Soerens suggestion worked.

Also, I found putting each word in quotes does the job.

For example, '"kato" "bass" "III"' does a much better job than 'kato bass III'.

I also found repeating important words in the search helps.


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As for scholar, I just manually change the url as such:
https://www.google.com/search?q=squirrel
https://www.google.com/scholar?q=squirrel

(why Google hides/neglects scholar is beyond me)

Speaking of which, I recently discovered google citations. It's absolutely amazingly useful, and a huge benefit to science, but it's hidden and few people know about it:
http://scholar.google.com/citations?user=9lhrrPIAAAAJ

I use it to tell me when new papers on published on subjects I'm interested in, to track authors that I follow, etc.

Now only if Google would actually update the citations more than once a year . . .

Gertlex:

--- Quote from: Admin on December 04, 2012, 11:55:37 AM ---As for scholar, I just manually change the url as such:
https://www.google.com/search?q=squirrel
https://www.google.com/scholar?q=squirrel

(why Google hides/neglects scholar is beyond me)

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Bah, that's too much effort! ;)  I prefer doing: ctrl+L; tab; type search terms; ctrl+arrow keys to select search engine as needed; alt+enter for a new tab; and then clicking on what I want with the mouse. (google images is nicely accessible this way)

Also regarding squirrels, apparently this annoying search engine thing is called 'fuzzy searching'; presumably a la fuzzy logic.


--- Quote ---Speaking of which, I recently discovered google citations. It's absolutely amazingly useful, and a huge benefit to science, but it's hidden and few people know about it:
http://scholar.google.com/citations?user=9lhrrPIAAAAJ

I use it to tell me when new papers on published on subjects I'm interested in, to track authors that I follow, etc.

Now only if Google would actually update the citations more than once a year . . .

--- End quote ---


Doesn't have me, and I have two publications :/

I'm a fan of Zotero, which I can use to manage citations, and sync annotated PDFs between my computers.  This will be especially nice if I get a Surface tablet in a couple months...

Admin:

--- Quote from: Gertlex on December 04, 2012, 12:34:21 PM ---Doesn't have me, and I have two publications :/
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You can add yourself to it.


--- Quote ---I'm a fan of Zotero, which I can use to manage citations, and sync annotated PDFs between my computers.

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When I say citations, I mean it finds all the papers that reference your paper. :P
(not the citations referenced in your paper)

Soeren:
Hi,


--- Quote from: Gertlex on December 04, 2012, 11:34:19 AM ---Which suggests:

--- Code: ---allintext: words to search for
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That said, I haven't really tested it.

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I just stumbled upon the allintext: myself and here's an example:

laser scanner robot
Lead to "About 2,960,000 results (0.15 seconds)"

allintext:laser scanner robot
Lead to "About 3,030,000 results (0.18 seconds) "
Worse actually

But curiosly, I mistyped it the first time (S instead X) and
allintest:laser scanner robot
Lead to "About 213 results (0.16 seconds)"

I have no explanation to offer on why that is so, but they may have a spelling error somewhere


BTW. There shouldn't be a space between Allintext: and the first search term

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