- "Boolean Operator" search (video)- uses keywords joined together with AND, OR, NOT, to search for more than one keyword or phrase. The amount of results found with each operator is represented in yellow below:
- AND - results must contain each word. EXAMPLE: puppy AND kitten
- OR - finds either word enclosed in parentheses. EXAMPLE: (puppy OR kitten)
- AND NOT in library catalog searches excludes word. EXAMPLE: puppy AND NOT kitten
"public relations" AND "team-based approach"
classroom AND (discipline OR management)
("Kansas City" AND NOT Missouri) and crime
- Truncation/Wildcard Search- allows you to search for a term and its various spellings.
- Use the root spelling of a word and add an asterisk to get variant endings.
- EXAMPLE: educat* searches for educate, educates, educated, or education.
- EXAMPLE: educate* searches for educate, educates, or educated.
- Use a question mark"?" to replace a single letter in a word to search multiple spellings.
- EXAMPLE wom?n searches for women or woman