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Boolean Connector Use Example
Quotation marks “ ”
​Requires words to be searched as a phrase, in the exact order you type them. ​“affirmative action”
​AND ​Requires both words to be present in each record in the results. The AND operator is generally used to join different kinds of concepts, different aspects of the question. Use AND to narrow your search. ​“racism in sports” AND “national programme”
The words/phrases
'racism in sports' and 'national programme' will both be present in each record
​OR ​Connector that allows either word to be present in each record in the results. The OR operator is generally used to join similar, equivalent, or
Synonymous concepts. Use OR to expand your search.
​"legal assistance" OR "legal aid"
​AND NOT ​Connector that requires the first word be present in each record in the results, but only if the record does not contain the second word. Use AND NOT to exclude specific terms. ​Afro-Colombian AND NOT “Afro blacks”