In the search screen:
- Give your search a name in the Search Name field. The Search Name has no bearing on your search criteria or your search results.
- Enter the keywords to search for in the Keywords box using the operators listed below or through the fields in the Boolean Builder
- Check the Search From boxes below the Boolean Builder to select what areas of the database to search
|AND||AND is a connector that requires all words connected by AND to be present in each record in the results. Use AND to narrow your search.
|OR||OR is a connector that requires at least one of the terms to be present in each record in the results. Use OR to expand your search.
|Parentheses ()||Require the terms and operations that occur inside them to be searched first. This is called “nesting.”
|Quotation marks ” “||Requires words to be searched as a phrase, in the exact order you type them.
|Asterisk *||This expands a search term to include all forms of a root word. This is called “truncation.”
|AND NOT||AND NOT narrows the search and retrieves records that do not contain the term following it.