10 July 2010

Cunnamulla in Google Scholar (52 Weeks to Better Genealogy, no.27)

Challenge no.27 was 'Explore Google Scholar, https://scholar.google.com/. It's difficult to browse the features of this tool, so bring some surnames to use in your test searches.'

Surname searches did not reveal anything very interesting, so I selected 'Articles' and ticked 'Include Patents' and 'Include citations' and looked for 'Cunnamulla' (my home town). Results ranged from 'The Role of the Church in the Rural Communities of South West Queensland' (a downloadable document) to a study guide (teacher's notes) for the film 'Cunnamulla'. The book 'Cunnamulla, a brief history of the Paroo Shire' (T.W. Blake; Paroo Shire Council, Cunnamulla, Queensland, 1979) has been cited in several articles including 'Paroo tracks: water and stock routes in arid Australia'. Other titles cited include 'The Geology of the Quilpie, Charleville, Toompine, Wyandra, Eulo and Cunnamulla'.

Using Advanced Scholar Search to add the exact phrase 'patent number', I found a United States patent issued to inventor William Stewart BENTLEY, Mooning, Cunnamulla, in 2000, for an ornamental design for a bread bun.

(52 Weeks to Better Genealogy is a series of tasks devised by Amy Coffin.)

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for playing along with the 52 Weeks challenge. I hope you find it useful and fun. :)


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