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Search Guide: Boolean Terms

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A Boolean Search

Using Boolean Terms

Once you have narrowed your topic down to a few keywords, it's time to use Boolean terms to combine your keywords and make your search more "intelligent."

Boolean terms provide your search with a logical structure that helps you find that "sweet spot" between finding too many results, and finding too few.


AND--Narrows results

OR--Expands results

NOT--Narrows results

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