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Societal impact tools: Google / Google Scholar

Google search

Use Google to search for mentions across freely available online documents, publications, and websites from international organisations, non-governmental organisations or governments.

Tips:

1. Start with your name in quotation marks to search for it as one phrase. Consider searching any name variations.

2. Add site:gov.au for results from Australian government sites. Exclude the country domain .au to search more broadly across that sector e.g. site:gov

3. Use site:edu.au to find results from Australian educational sites. Exclude the country domain .au to search more broadly across that sector e.g. site:edu

4. Use site:org.au to find results from Australian business sites. Exclude the country domain .au to search more broadly across that sector e.g. site:org

5. Try searching a specific site URL e.g. site:smh.com.au to search the Sydney Morning Herald.

Google settings

Create more focused searches using Settings > Advanced Search.

Example:

Change the Language and Region to search for international mentions, especially if your research relates to specific regions and/or you publish in international journals.

Google Scholar search

Use Google Scholar to find a broad range of scholarly literature including journal articles, books, conference papers, theses, and abstracts.

Your search results are sourced from academic research databases, university websites, Google Books, and other online repositories.

Google Scholar search operators

Google Scholar search operators

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