I have to do research for school. I’ve been told many a time don’t use Google. Now Google is giving me a reason to be pissed off.

When the search results come back with PDF files – I don’t get to see the link to the PDF where it actually sits, the link I get is in this form:


Are you joking? What is the purpose of this? Is it to make me google it every time? Is it to track when I click on the results? Did some asshole think this protects IP? Rather than reformatting that URL for my records I might decide using the library is easier.