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Phrase Searching: history of the eiffel tower

 

Phrase Search: "history of the eiffel tower"

 

 

Boolean Operators

Boolean Operators

AND

Gives you the overlap between two keywords: Example: "Eiffel Tower" AND tourism  will only give you results that contain both words.

OR

Lets you combine keyword searches: Example: History OR Tourism OR Art will give you results containing any of the terms.
Best paired with an AND. Example: (History OR Tourism OR Art) AND "eiffel tower" will give you results containing any of the OR terms AND eiffel tower

NOT

Gets rid of things: Example: "eiffel tower" NOT fiction will remove articles that deal with fiction from your eiffel tower results.

 

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