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Graduate Student Toolkit: Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences: Google Scholar, etc.

Google Advanced Search

Google Advanced Search can be useful for searching specific domains (.edu, .gov, etc.), file types (.pdf, .ppt, .xls, etc.), languages, etc. Unfortunately, Google has removed the Advanced Search link from their home page.  You must now do an initial search and then click on the Tools symbol on the page of results.

Google Scholar

A Google tool that limits your search to scholarly, academic or peer-reviewed articles.

For maximum benefit when off-campus:

  • Click on Settings in the upper right corner
  • Click on Library links on the menu on the left
  • Type "Stony Brook" in the Library Links section search box
  • Hit Find Library
  • Check the box next to Stony Brook University - SUNY - Fulltext @ Stony Brook

Note: Google Scholar does NOT search all our databases. 

Google Scholar Search