Often, when searching Google Scholar, I get a single result with a bit of text "Showing the best result for this search. See all results" and I have to click on that hyperlink at the end to actually see a full set of results. Is there any setting to automatically have that clicked so that Google Scholar displays a full set of results automatically, instead of only showing one?


Google Scholar results page illustrating what's described above

I've already gone in to Google Scholar Settings and Results Per Page is set to 10; making it 20 doesn't help. Neither of those values are "1," which is what actually gets displayed.

  • I know it is not relevant to your question, but would you mind sharing what your search terms in Google Scholar were to produce the result in the image? [I'd be curious to see if I can replicate your results.] – Mad Jack Aug 4 '16 at 3:34
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    @MadJack Click on the screenshot - does that do it for you? (Middle-click to open in new tab.) – WBT Aug 4 '16 at 5:26
  • Do a search with the conjunctions and and/or in omitted. – adipro Aug 4 '16 at 7:46
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    it looks like you've searched for something that (intentionally or not) is an exact match for an article title. In this case, I think that the result you got is exactly what I would hope for. – Phil Aug 4 '16 at 8:26
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    I gathered that, but I suppose I was interested because I've never seen this kind of result, even when I've wanted it! – Phil Aug 4 '16 at 14:36

I think you got a single result because your search matched the title of the article exactly.

I replicated your search and removed "and" and "in" -- and my results were significantly different than yours.

Moral of the story: try removing articles, prepositions, and other function words that are frequently part of titles but offer little in the way of content.

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  • It is interesting to note that, in OP's example, clicking on "see all results" yields "about 478,000" results, and in your example, "about 477,000" results were generated. – Mad Jack Aug 5 '16 at 23:52
  • This answer should probably credit adipro as it matches the comment above. – WBT Aug 6 '16 at 5:53
  • @WBT I didn't notice the comment, but you're right, adipro got it first – fjack Aug 6 '16 at 6:15
  • Sometimes it's worth pasting an exact title (especially in quotes) if all the words used are common in the field. Also pasting a title and then going through deleting the little words seems a bit tedious. – Chris H Aug 9 '16 at 10:37

Compare the contents of the address bars:


for the full results and:


where the difference is lookup=0& after google.com/scholar? and before q=... (though the location of the lookup=0 bit doesn't matter so we can append &lookup=0

Here's a greasemonkey script (firefox) that does the job (updated to fix a couple of bugs, see below).

// ==UserScript==
//  @name        Full  Scholar
// @namespace   Example
// @description Add &lookup=0 to google scholar links
// @include     http://scholar.google.com/scholar*
// @include     https://scholar.google.com/scholar*
// @include     https://scholar.google.co.uk/scholar*
// @include     http://scholar.google.co.uk/scholar*
// @version     1
// @grant       none
// ==/UserScript==
var url = window.location.href;
if (! /lookup=0$/.test (url)) {
    window.location.href = url + '&lookup=0';

So you need to install greasemonkey (on Chrome, apparently tampermonkey is the equivalent) and paste this is as a new script.

Bug fixes 2016-08-09:

  • redirects to local google domains were broken (I've added .co.uk, substitute as required)
  • some pages were broken, giving a 404 error. These didn't have /scholar in them, so I've added that to the URL match.

(Note, this is my first greasemonkey script and I don't really do js, so criticism appreciated)

  • Appending "&lookup=0" to the end of the URL would have the same effect, if there's a script for that. – WBT Aug 4 '16 at 12:56
  • @WBT good point, might make it easier – Chris H Aug 4 '16 at 12:57

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