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How To Search : Tools of Power Searching

These are the building blocks to constructing precision searches in Academic Indexes

Boolean Operators

What are they?

Boolean Operators are simple words (AND, OR, NOT or AND NOT) used to combine or exclude keywords in a search, resulting in more productive, focused, and useful results. This should save a great deal of time and effort by eliminating inappropriate hits that must be reviewed before discarding.