Connecting Keywords


Connecting Keywords with AND, OR and NOT
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Once you have your list of keywords use them to search through the library databases for scholarly materials. Many databases allow you to connect your keywords with the words AND, OR, and NOT. These are called "Boolean Operators Boolean: a system of logic developed by the English mathematician George Boole (1815-64) that allows the user to combine words or phrases representing significant concepts in a keywords search of an online catalog or database.." Knowing how to use these will help you search smartly and efficiently.