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Phrase Searching

 Phrase Searching " "

 

Phrase Search: "Brown v. Board of Education" "equal rights"

This time our paired keywords appear next to eacher other.

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Boolean Operators

Or

Search: "school desegregation" OR "school integration" OR "classroom desegregation"
Results contain all of the sources that contain ANY of those search terms.

And, +

Search: "school desegregation" AND solutions AND busing

Results contain sources with BOTH of those terms

Not, -

Search: "school desegregation" AND activists NOT opponents
Results contain sources containing the terms "school desegregation activists"  WITHOUT including articles focusing on "opponents"


Truncation

Truncation symbols, typically the * or ?, allow for you to search for variations of a root word.

Search:  segregate*
=

desegregat(e)

desegregat(ed)

desegregat(es)

desegregat(ion)

desegregat(ional)

desegregat(ionalist)

desegregat(ionalists)

desegregat(ions)

desegregat(ing)

At least 9 searches in 1!




 Wildcards

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


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

 

Let's try these out.

 

Sample Search Strategy


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