This is one for the academics and researchers out there. It’s a solution to a minor annoyance that I find while searching as part of my EngD research.

The problem is that as Google became more populist and less focused on their roots in research and academia they dropped one of the handy links to specialised search areas like Scholar. That makes it a little less smooth to go from a search on the main Google Search page to a search on Google Scholar. This post gives you a bookmarklet to take your search straight to Scholar. It cuts down the keystrokes, mouse-clicks, and/or re-typing required navigate to Scholar and re-enter the query. Now you can do it in just one click.

I’ve also added Bing, Yahoo, Baidu and Yandex – and for the secretive, Duck Duck Go. If there are any others you’d like to see added, please let me know in the comments.

The human-friendly code is below, but you can to get the bookmarklet you can just drag this GoScholar link to your bookmark bar.

Jamie Bull |

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