College Writing II

Reference Sources: General | Subject-specific (Dewey)

Q: How can I combine my keywords to make a more effective search?

A. Combine search terms with Boolean Operators/Expressions: and, or, not (see demo)

Operator When to use it Example
" "
To search for an exact phrase (especially good for slang and new terms) "election reform"
To combine two different concepts to get a small set of relevant results "election reform" and 2000
To expand your search to include synonyms/related terms "election reform" and (2000 or 2004)
To exclude certain results "election reform" not fundraising