Boolean operators (connector words) such as AND, OR, and NOT, create phrases based on rules of search logic.
||Retrieves records that contain ALL of the search terms.|
||Retrieves records that contain ANY of the search terms, but
does not necessarily include all of them.
||Excludes records containing the second search term.|
Truncation and wildcard symbols can broaden your search and allow you to look for variations of words.
For example, searching sport* would bring up variations such as sport, sports, sporting, and sporty.
Note: The truncation symbol varies depending on the electronic resource you are searching. For more information, consult the database’s “help” or “search tips” pages.
The “*” replaces any number of characters and will find all forms of a word root.
Note: symbols used may differ based on the tool used. Consult the help documentation.
Wildcard "#" replaces any extra characters that may appear in alternative spellings.
Wildcard "?” replaces one character