Q. What are boolean operators?

Answer

Boolean operators are useful to:

  • Connect the keywords in a search engine.
  • Change the relationship between keywords on the Online Resources databases.

This is how boolean operators work:

AND - Narrows your search to include records containing both of the words. ex: college AND retention

OR - Broadens your search to include records with either one word or the other. ex: college OR university

NOT - Narrows your search to exclude records that contain a certain word. ex: NOT tuition

() - Group words or phrases together ex: (college OR university) AND admissions

 

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  • Last Updated Oct 08, 2019
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