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Using Boolean Operators
- Consider using a combination of 2 or more search terms.
- Using a * will broaden your search. For example, searching for epidemic* will return results for epidemic and epidemics.
- To see what the library has available in full-text, select underneath the search bar or to the left of your search results, depending on which database you are searching in.
- When you surround your search terms with "quotation marks", you are telling the database that the words must appear as an exact phrase.
- Consider using Boolean Search Terms AND, OR and NOT to combine search terms in order to broaden or limit search results. For example:
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