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Google and Google Scholar: Advanced Google search

Google Alerts

Receive email updates of the latest results based on your Google searches.

To create an alert:

  • Go to the Google Alerts page
  • Enter your search
  • Select the type of results you would like, e.g. news, video
  • Select how often you would like to receive alerts
  • Select how many results you would like to receive
  • Enter your email address

Confirm your alert request via the automated verification email. Your alert will then be activated and you will begin receiving email notifications.

Visit the Getting Started Guide for more information about alerts.

How good is your googling?

What's the phone number of the office where this picture was taken?

Seems impossible?

Here is the answer!

Advanced search form

Google's Advanced Search does not mean it is more difficult! It provides options to search more precisely to obtain more relevant results. 

You can:

  • Determine how you want your search terms to be searched, e.g. as a phrase, a number range
  • Narrow your results by language, region, date, file type
  • Filter by usage rights, e.g. free to use or share, free to use share or modify
  • Carry out a site or domain specific search

Google Account

Creating a free Google Account provides you with further options:

  • Personalises your search results based on your Google profile
  • Provides access to your search history
  • Allows you to manage alerts

With a Google Account you can also set up a Gmail email account.

A Google a day

The Google game that tests your search skills to find answers to the most challenging questions!

"There's no right way to solve it, but there's only one right answer."

Try it!

Finding articles

To search for scholarly journal articles:

Google Goggles

Search the web by taking a picture!

Find out more about a painting or a landmark. Take a picture with your phone and if it is in the Google Goggles database, you will be provided with information about it.

Other useful features:

  • Recognises books, DVDs, CDs and 2D images
  • Translates pictures of text in foreign languages
  • Scans barcodes to obtain product information