The Bottom Line
Google Scholar is a real boon for students and research professionals. Even though much of the information found by Google Scholar isn't available online (or for free), it still opens the curtain to the world of the invisible web, and lets you discover content that you
Chapter 8. Searching for University, Technical, and Government Information
As you learned in Chapter 7, "Searching for Scholarly Information," Google Scholar offers a great resource for those searching for scholarly articles, papers, and the like. But Google Scholar isn't the only Google site of interest to students and researchers. There's a lot of good information to be found on the
Google University Search is just one of several "special searches" that Google offers to its users. Of similar construct are four technology-
Read on to learn more.
Using Google's University Search
Google makes it easy to search specific university sites using University Search. As you can see in Figure 8.1, University Search works by limiting your search to pages housed on a specific university website; you're searching a single university site, not the entire Web.
Figure 8.1. More than 600 universities are listed on Google's University Search.
As of this writing, Google lists site-specific searches for more than 600 institutions worldwide, from Abilene Christian University to York University. You can use University Search to search for course schedules, admissions information, and the like.
To use Google's University Search, follow these steps: