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Hit or Miss V. Phrase Searching

 Phrase Searching " "


Phrase Search: "hedda gabler" and "repressive society"

phrase search

This time our words are grouped as we'd like to see them!

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Boolean Operators

Search: "Repress" OR "Oppress" OR "Restrict"

Results contain all of the sources that contain ANY of those search terms.

And, +

Search: "Hedda Gabler" AND repression
Results contain sources with BOTH of those terms

Not, -

Search: "Hedda Gabler" AND "repression" NOT "self-repression"

Results contain sources containing results relating repression in Hdda Gabler WITHOUT
focusing on Hedda's self-repression.


Boolean Quiz #2 Vampires...


Let's try these out.


Truncation and Wild Cards


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

Search:  repress*


7+ searches in 1!



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



Sample Search Strategy

Search Strategy

Search #

Searched forResults
1 "hedda gabler"
3 "hedda gabler" AND repression 19
4 "hedda gabler" AND repress* 33
6 "hedda gabler" AND (repress* OR oppress* OR restrict*) 56
7 "hedda gabler" AND (repress* OR oppress* OR restrict*) +peer-reviewed 8

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