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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?

Example:


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
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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
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Compare the contents of the address bars:

scholar.google.com/scholar?lookup=0&q=Differentiation+and+integration+in+complex+organizations&hl=en&as_sdt=0,39

for the full results and:

scholar.google.com/scholar?q=Differentiation+and+integration+in+complex+organizations&hl=en&as_sdt=0,39

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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