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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.

1 Answer 1

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)