Boolean searching is the traditional way to search for information in most online databases and on the Internet.
To perform a Boolean search, use connectors (called operators) like AND, OR ande NOT.
AND retrieves records that contain ALL of the search terms. For example, cooking AND Spain, business AND ethics.
OR retrieves records that contain ANY of the search terms, but does not necessarily include all of them. For example, theater OR theatre, www OR world wide web.
NOT excludes records containing the second search term. For example, java NOT coffee, Clinton NOT (William OR Bill).
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