Find more (broaden your results) with OR and wildcards:
exercise OR physical activity (finds either term)
depression OR mood
cardi* (finds cardiovascular, cardio, cardiac, cardiologist etc.)
Find less (narrow your results) with AND:
steroids AND baseball (only returns records that match both terms)
Find less with NOT:
gymnastics NOT olympics (excludes records that mention olympics)
Sample search statement:
(steroids OR performance enhancing drugs) AND abuse
Limiters can help to improve the relevance and focus of results:
These tutorials include practice in Neumann Library web-based resources and self-quiz questions to help you check your understanding.
(1:43) Learn how logical operators AND and OR work to help you get good results in library research databases.
(1:55) Learn how to retrieve varying forms of a word and improve search results.
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