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Boolean Searching: Using the OR 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.

OR

college
or
university

 

This search will look for EITHER the terms "college" OR "university." Articles will be retrieved that find either "college" or "university."

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