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A guide to research for students in Professor Julie Pfeiffer's class.

Boolean Operators

Boolean operators help you when searching.  The most popular operators are: AND, OR, NOT - THEY MUST BE TYPED IN CAPITAL LETTERS.

AND narrows your search, OR expands your search, NOT limits your search

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Use the asterisk * to truncate a word and search for all forms.

Ex. Invent* will give you: Invent, Invents, Inventor, Invention

 

Use the question mark ? as a wildcard symbol.

Ex. Wom?n will search: woman & women

 

Use quotes to search for a specific phrase rather than just keywords

Ex. "Frog King" will search for the phrase rather than pulling every result that has "frog" and "king" somewhere in the record.

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The University of Texas at Austin
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Southwestern University
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