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
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.
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Truncation and Wild Cards
Wildcards, typically the #, look for all possible variations of a letter in a single position within a word.
Woman, Women, Womyn, Wom!n, Wom@n