To search for free and available resources on Google Scholar, we recommend you install the Unpaywall Chrome extension. To install this extension, follow these steps:
Please note: The green tab will only appear on individual articles, not in your search results list. You will have to open each article you are interested in to confirm whether it is free. Again, if you find an article that requires payment, do not pay for it. Instead, email us with the article details and we will try to get it for you.
Start at the Google Advanced website. You can choose to customize your search by filling in information in the following search fields: all these words, this exact word or phrase, any of these words, none of the words, numbers ranging from _ to _. Next, you can choose from options to narrow your results further: language, region, last update, site or domain, terms appearing, SafeSearch, file type, usage rights.
For the example search I filled in the following fields (screen capture left below):
The search results (screen capture right below) are from website that are .gov addresses, from the past week, containing the words juvenile justice reform in English.
Begin at Google Scholar. I started by searching the phrase black lives matter. On the results page (screen capture above), I clicked on the menu in the upper left hand corner and then clicked on Advanced Search.
The Advanced Search box popped up and then I was able to add more information to narrow my search results. I added female and articles dated 2019-2020.