Answered By: Reference Staff
Last Updated: Jun 28, 2017     Views: 43

Boolean operators connect the keywords you are searching for in a search engine or a Library database to change the relationships between the words you are using.

AND - Narrows your search to include records containing both of the words. ex: college AND admissions

OR - Broadens your search to include records with either one word or the other. ex: college OR university

NOT - Narrows your search to exclude records that contain a certain word. ex: NOT tuition

For more detailed information and a video tutorial, check out our Boolean Operators guide. 

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