May 24, 2022

Google Scholar Adopts Google’s New “Modern” Look

No surprise here, Google Scholar has moved to the UI design seen on other Google search interfaces.

From the Google Scholar Blog:

The new modern look brings you improved aesthetics and easier access to frequently used search features. You can now search for recent papers with a single click in the sidebar. You can access advanced search features (for example: search by author) without leaving the search results page by clicking the arrow in the right of the search box.


We’ve also clarified the preferences, err, settings page by organizing it into sections, performed a minor facelift on pages that deal with configuration of email alerts, and next we’ll be working on updating the author profile pages and help pages.

If you’re not seeing the new look (yet) and want to begin using it click here.

If you’re seeing the new “modern” look and what the old look back (temporarily) click here.

Old Look

New Look

Read the Complete Blog Post

Note: The post does not mention that getting to the Google Scholar interface from the Google homepage now takes three clicks.
1. Click More (at top of page)
2. Click “Even More”
3. Click Google Scholar

See Also: About Three Weeks Ago We Posted About Changes to Google Patents

About Gary Price

Gary Price ( is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.