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VAE 498 Bradshaw

Meet the Booleans (AND OR NOT)

You can combine words in your search to make it more specific (AND, NOT) or broader (OR)

AND      vultures AND buzzards     Searches for both terms.
OR      college OR university           Searches for either term.
NOT      woods NOT tiger                 Searches for woods but NOT Tiger Woods.

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Wildcard (*) will return results that include alternative forms of a root word, for example, child* would return results for child, children, childhood, etc.

“Exact phrase” (using quotes around two or more words) will return results with words in that exact order, for example, “art museum” would only return results that include the phrase "art museum"

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