Google Scholar allows you easily to search for articles and other academic publications, patents, and case laws.
Google Scholar offers an intuitive interface. It has a single search box where you can type search terms relevant to your topic. "Articles" is the default filter, so the results will include academic publications. Next to this, is the "Case law" filter. You can use this option if you are seeking for legal information in the United States.
Once you perform a search, you get a results screen in less than 3 seconds. If the number of results is overwhelming, you may want to use the filters that appear on the left-hand side of the screen. These filters are the following:
Each article that appears on the results list has some features that could lead you to find more relevant resources on your topic. These features are:
Google Scholar provides the option to search for patent related literature. To do so, perform a search for the patent that you want to find and check the "include patents" box on the left-hand side of the screen. This reveals the available patent from the Google patent database.
For better patent related results, you may search directly at the Google Patents website.
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