new scholar look has no "search only articles in the following subject areas" option?

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new scholar look has no "search only articles in the following subject areas" option? ravenscroftscott 5/15/12 5:40 PM
I can't find the option in the new google scholar look to limit a search to a particular subject area. Has this been discontinued or will I always be able to revert to the old version to use advanced search?

Old version:

Collections 
 Articles and patents

Search articles in all subject areas (include patents).

Search only articles in the following subject areas:

Biology, Life Sciences, and Environmental ScienceMedicine, Pharmacology, and Veterinary Science
Business, Administration, Finance, and EconomicsPhysics, Astronomy, and Planetary Science
Chemistry and Materials ScienceSocial Sciences, Arts, and Humanities
Engineering, Computer Science, and Mathematics

New version:
Find articles
with all of the words
with the exact phrase
with at least one of the words
without the words
where my words occur
anywhere in the article
Return articles authored by
e.g., "PJ Hayes" or McCarthy
Return articles published in
e.g., J Biol Chem or Nature
Return articles dated between
 — 
e.g., 1996
Re: new scholar look has no "search only articles in the following subject areas" option? filet80 5/23/12 8:47 PM
I can't find it either. it's frustrating, it was v useful
Re: new scholar look has no "search only articles in the following subject areas" option? stmaster 5/31/12 6:20 AM
I find it very frustrating too.

The usability of the new interface is a nightmare!!

You can try to switch to the old interface as a workaround:
http://scholar.google.com/schhp?sciui=2&hl=en&as_sdt=0,5

Re: new scholar look has no "search only articles in the following subject areas" option? Jessica S. 5/31/12 11:43 AM
Hi everyone,

Apologies for the frustration this is causing.  I'm currently looking into the change that was made and will update you if I have more info.

Cheers,
Jessica
Re: new scholar look has no "search only articles in the following subject areas" option? ravenscroftscott 6/9/12 11:19 AM
Thanks to stmaster I have the link (still working!) to the old scholar site. But it's so frustrating to think that in the new scholar search I'll need to sort through pages of medical, physics, and social science journal results to find a phrase like "divergent status" when I need results that are strictly from business and economics journals. And, there's no way to determine whether the incidence of "divergent status" is more common than "differing status" in business and economics journals, and whether the context calls for one phrase over another because there's no way to filter out medical, physics and social science journals from my search. Do you see why I'm pursuing this question?

Please give us a way to filter by subject area. 
Re: new scholar look has no "search only articles in the following subject areas" option? darwinev0lved 6/17/12 5:04 AM
Any further update on this?
I quite like the dropdown menu, but the lack of filter by subject area is incredibly frustrating and time-wasting.

Regards, Jon.
Re: new scholar look has no "search only articles in the following subject areas" option? skolenik 6/19/12 2:44 PM
Downgrading a great product is inexplicable. Google, please bring the old functionality back! Or at least explain what happened to the old Google Scholar ("We encountered copyright restrictions", which of course we would read "Thompson/ISI and other commercial providers made us an offer to share profits paid for by the academic libraries in the US and Europre that we could not resist"). And/or align your help pages: http://scholar.google.com/intl/en/scholar/refinesearch.html points to non-existent functionality.
Re: new scholar look has no "search only articles in the following subject areas" option? googlescholaruser 8/17/12 8:37 PM
Thanks for this link.

This new version of GS is currently a nightmare! I use the Social Science articles and have NEVER used the Natural Sciences articles. What a nightmare receiving loads and loads of Natural Science articles in my search list. What were the engineers thinking?!!!!!!

Please Google bring it back or I will have to return to my institution' clunky EBSCO Host.