Cool new functionality available now in Google Scholar – you can search within citations to an article! This is particularly helpful for sorting and sifting through the citations to particularly popular piece, like the example in the Google Scholar Blog article announcing the feature: Einstein’s famous paper Can quantum-mechanical description of physical reality be considered complete?. When you see the “Cited By ##” in the search results in your Scholar search, click on it and you will get a new search box:
This allows you to actually search within the articles listed in the citation results so that you can get to the subsequent treatment you are looking for.
What does this mean for lawyers? After pulling up the U.S. Supreme Court Opinion in Meritor Savings Bank, FSB v. Vinson (link here), I searched within the citations to find “same gender discrimination” and cut my list of citations from 7,258 to 30.
Take THAT, Westlaw and Lexis! Read more on this awesome research tool at the Google Scholar Blog (link here).
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