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Advanced Search Techniques

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Advanced Search Techniques

1. Boolean Operators

  • Use AND, OR, and NOT to combine /exclude search terms. This will provide more specific and relevant results.

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Examples:

Genetics AND Cloning will only return results that contain both subjects.

Genetics OR Cloning, is much more broad.

Genetics NOT cloning will remove any results that reference cloning. You can add as many NOT terms to make your search much and more specific to your needs.

Other Examples:

*Taylor Swift NOT Travis Kelce.

*Renewable energy NOT solar NOT wind NOT hydroelectric.

2. Quotation Marks " "

Provides results that contain the exact quoted phrase.

Examples:

"That smells funky"

"If music be the food of love"

3. Asterisk *

Provides results that contain all variations of what could come after the asterisk.

For Example:

Educat*

Will return results for:

  • Educate

  • Education

  • Educator

  • Educational

  • Educating

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