Today I was preparing to write a life-changing manifesto titled "Literature as Religion," or maybe "Literature as Protestantism." So I Googled the phrase, "Literature as Religion," to make sure I wasn't re-writing what someone else had already thought.
Here's the results page. Google tells me it's showing results 1-10 of about 759.
But I'm seriously interested in this phrase, thinking I might make it the title of my first book or whatever... so I'm reading all of the entries. I get to page four, showing results 31-36, and... wait... 31-36? Here's that page. So where are results 37-759?
Well, Google says at the bottom of that fourth results page, "In order to show you the most relevant results, we have omitted some entries very similar to the 36 already displayed.If you like, you can repeat the search with the omitted results included." Ah, so that's where they're hiding the rest of the results.
So I click the link to repeat the search with the omitted results included: Google takes me back to page 1 and says, "showing results 1-10 of about 637." Hmm... not 759, but that would be a nice increase from 36.
But when I get to the fifth page, Google shows me one result: "showing results 41-41 of 41 for 'Religion as literature.' " Here's that page.
Any Google-gurus out there with advice? I need to see more results.
BTW: A Google search for "Literature as Protestantism" turned up zero results. So I have my book title... and a thesis statement. And I'm a more original thinker than you.