Save Time With Advanced Search
You can really save some time by using the Advanced Search options if you are searching for specific publications, authors, legal or want to restrict the date.
To access the options, click on the arrow (pull down menu) of the search box.
You'll get options to restrict results to specific authors, publications, dates and more.
More About Google Scholar
Google Scholar searches across many scholarly disciplines and sources: articles, theses, books, abstracts and court opinions, academic publishers, professional societies, online repositories, and universities with non scholarly results filtered out.