Keyword Boolean Search
See also: Boolean Operators
| Field Codes
Choose Keyword Boolean Search from the
Search by: options
Type in keywords or phrases into the Search
- Use the Boolean
operators and, or, not between
individual keywords and phrases.
- The operator and helps to narrow a search by
combining terms (both terms must be present).
- For example, democrat and republican
- The operator or helps to expand a search by including
additional words (either one or the other or both may be present).
- For example, democrat or republican
- You can combine operators to build a precise search
- For example, (democrat and republican) and (conservative
- To search a phrase or hyphenated term, enclose it in quotation marks.
- For example: "web publishing" and "on-line"
- To truncate use ?
- For example: publish? finds publisher, publishers,
- You can truncate a phrase: "school district?"
- but internal truncation is not possible in phrase
searches: "peptide? synthes?" does not work
- If you wish you may limit your search by options from the Set Single Limit drop down menu
- Click or press
the ENTER key.
specify the part of the
bibliographic record within which a keyword appears. You use
field codes to specify where an individual keyword appears in
the bibliographic record.
Type the appropriate field code
before your search term in order to limit the search to a
particular field of the record.
For example: skey
internet and pubd 1996
Click the "Search" button to begin your search. Click the
"Reset" button to clear the search page.
Boolean Operators (and, or, not) allow you to search for
combinations of words or phrases.
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These pages last updated on 14 December 2000
containing both terms.
sixties or 60s or
one or both terms.