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Boolean Searching: Using the AND operator

Boolean logic defines logical relationships between terms in a search. The Boolean search operators are AND, OR and NOT. You can use these operators to create a very broad or very narrow search.

Example

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Permission from Laura B. Cohen was received to use the Boolean circles in this LibGuide.

AND

 

poverty
and
crime

 

This search will look for the terms "poverty" and "crime" together. The results of a search will bring up articles with both of those terms.

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