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Hit or Miss V. Phrase Searching

Hit or Miss Search: no child left behind


 Phrase Search: "no child left behind"  

 

 

Boolean Operators


 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

 

Boolean Quiz #2 Halloween Edition

 

Let's try these out.

 

Searching Fields

 

Sample Search Strategy

Search #Searched forResults+/- Hits
1 no child left behind
58,697
2 "no child left behind" 57,972 -725
3 "no child left behind" or NCLB 59,912 +1,940
4 "no child left behind" or NCLB or "NCLB Act" 59,912 0
5 ("no child left behind" or NCLB or "NCLB Act") and impact* 3,708 -56,204
6 ("no child left behind" or NCLB or "NCLB Act") and (impact* or consequen*) 4,842 +1,134
7 ("no child left behind" or NCLB or "NCLB Act") and (impact* or consequen* or problem* or chang* or improv*) 23,569 +18,727
8 ("no child left behind" or NCLB or "NCLB Act") and (impact* or consequen* or problem* or chang* or improv*) and student* 14,765 -8,804
9 ("no child left behind" or NCLB or "NCLB Act") and (impact* or consequen* or problem* or chang* or improv*) and student* +peer-reviewed 3,543 -11,222
10 ("no child left behind" or NCLB or "NCLB Act") and (impact* or consequen* or problem* or chang* or improv*) and student* +peer-reviewed +2005-2015 1,055 -2,488
 

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