Zeus, you are 100% correct. Google was so good just a few years ago, but nowadays, I have to view the cache of the page to make sure it really contains the terms I searched for (remember when Google showed pages that were actually about the intended search query, not all this partial match nonsense?).
'research mode', looking for info, so please don't localize the results, and make it EDU top heavy.
Brett, I performed a Google search from my mobile yesterday and saw a link at the top of the serps that asked if I wanted to view scholarly results. This was something I've never seen before, and certainly a step in the right direction. I use Google Scholar often, for research on scientific queries. It's nice to see it integrated somewhat into organic search. If it has been there for a while, I just didn't notice until now.