PDF Search Engine

I use Google.ca & Google Scholar more than any other search engines, partly from habit but mostly because they yield exactly what I'm looking for within the first few results. (For searching the professional, evidence-based literature, though, I prefer OVID, which is available through my workplace.)

This past week, I've been trying other search engines. The first one I'm going to share with you is PDF Search Engine, which is powered by Google. As the name implies, it searches for PDF (and only  PDF) documents.

Yesterday afternoon I conducted searches using various food- and nutrition-related terms. Each search yielded more then 3 dozen results with several pertinent to my clinical practice and/or interests.

Here are selected results (the search term I used is in the curly brackets):

{diet} Gluten-Free Diet Guide for Families,
Pureed Diet

{nutrition} Diet, Nutrition and the Prevention of Chronic Diseases

{nutrient} Nutrient Value of Some Common Foods (2008 edition)

{food} Food for thought,
Food and Mood  (eating guidelines for people with mental illness)

{food security} Urban Agriculture and Community Food Security in the United States ...

I wasn't using the tool for focused searching -- I was just browsing at the end of a workday when my eyes were too tired for reading and my brain was too tired to do any thinking. But in one 15-minute session I found a half-dozen resources worth saving for future reference.