Answered By: UAlbany Libraries Last Updated: Jul 14, 2020 Views: 24
AND will return documents that have both terms. When no Boolean operators are present, AND is implied.
tigers vietnam is the same as tigers AND vietnam
OR will return documents that have either term.
cougars OR pumas
NOT will return documents that have the term before the NOT and lack the term following the NOT.
jaguars NOT automobiles
Use an asterisk for truncation, quotes for phrases, and parentheses for nesting.
jaguar* NOT (automobile* OR football OR "jet attack plane")
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