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Hit or Miss V. Phrase Searching

  Phrase Searching " "

Phrase Search: "retirement communities"

 

 

Boolean Operators

Boolean Operators

AND

Gives you the overlap between two keywords: Example: "Retirement Community" AND crafts  will only give you results that contain both words.

OR

Lets you combine keyword searches: Example: crafts OR  art OR painting will give you results containing any of the terms.
Best paired with an AND. Example: (crafts OR art OR painting) AND "retirement communities" will give you results containing any of the OR terms AND your main concept

NOT

Gets rid of things: Example: "art" NOT "state of the art" will remove irrelivant articles from your  results.

 

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