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Hit or Miss V. Phrase Searching

 Hit or Miss Search

Bad Search: transcendental meditation middle school students

The result is relevant, but the search terms are nowhere near each other, which doesn't make this result as relevant as it could be.


 Phrase Searching " "

 

Phrase Search: "transcendental meditation" "middle school" students

This time our paired keywords appear next to eacher other.

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Boolean and Other Search Operators

OR searches for one term as well as another term


(with no necessary relationship between the terms)
Kids OR Children OR Students


Your results will contain hits that reference any of the terms above.



AND searches for an exisance of terms within results


Kids AND Grades


Your results will contain hits that mention BOTH terms



NOT removes items from your results that contain a term


Kids AND Grades NOT "Physical Education"


Your results should contain no mention of PE grades.



 


 

Let's try these out.

 

Truncation and Wild Cards

 Wildcards

Wildcards, typically the #, look for all possible variations of a letter in a single position within a word.


Search: Wom#n
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Woman, Women, Womyn, Wom!n, Wom@n

 

 

Sample Search Strategy


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