I’m posting this because it was surprisingly hard to find. That is partly because, as far as I can tell, you don’t need it. Everything I could find is already implemented in Scholar’s kind-of-hidden visual interface to Advanced Search. The only possible exception is
site:, which Advanced Search doesn’t off, but
source: supersedes a bit. Standard things like “”, AND, OR, (), plus, and minus are as-is and well documented.
Beyond that, I didn’t find much:
allintitle:— conduct the whole search over paper titles
allintext:— conduct the whole search over paper texts
author:— search within a specific author.
source:— search within a specific journal
site:— search within a specific site
There are no operators for years that I could find, you have to use the sidebar or
as_yhi parameters in the url (e.g.
allintitle: receptor site:jbc.org hormone “peptide receptor” -human author:”y chen” source:journal
operator operators advanced search special keywords complete academic list