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Library Research Tutorial for Students : Using the NOT operator

Directed toward online students taking English Composition - anyone is welcome to use.

Example

Credit

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

NOT

cats
not
dogs

 

If you type the above search example in a database search box, the results will bring up articles about cats. Any articles that mentioned cats along with dogs in them would not be in the results because this search asks that "dogs" be excluded.

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