Use double quotation marks to find words in the exact order (i.e.. "global warming", "public policy", "mass media"...).
Truncation is represented by an asterisk (*). To use truncation, enter the root of a search term and replace the ending with an *, for example: manag* will search for manage, manages, managing, manager, management.
Boolean logic defines logical relationships between terms in a search. The Boolean search operators are AND, OR and NOT (always use upper case). You can use these operators to create a very broad or very narrow search.
Note: When executing a search, AND takes precedence over OR.
The following table illustrates the operation of Boolean terms:
|Each result contains all search terms.||Each result contains at least one search term.||Results do not contain the specified terms.|
|The search heart AND lung finds items that contain both heart and lung.||The search heart OR lung finds items that contain either heart or items that contain lung.||
The search heart NOT lung finds items that contain heart but do not contain lung.
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