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Search Connectors and other Search Tips: Genocide

Search Connectors and Other Search Tips

Search Connectors and other Search Tips
BOOLEAN
CONNECTOR
ACTION EXAMPLE
AND Combines search terms so that each search result contains all of the terms.
Narrows the search.
GENOCIDE AND RWANDA would find items that contain both terms.
OR Combines search terms so that each search result contains at least one of the terms.
OR gets you MORE!!
GENOCIDE OR ETHNIC CLEANSING would find items that contain either term.
NOT Excludes terms so that the search result does not have the term.
Narrows the search.
GENOCIDE NOT HOLOCAUST would find articles that mention genocide but not holocaust.
PHRASE
SEARCHING
Use quotation marks around a group of words to search for them as a phrase. "ethnic cleansing" looks for these words in this order.
TRUNCATION Truncation is a way to tell the computer to look for variations of words that start with the same letters. It's done by adding an * to the end of a word genocid* searches for genocide, genocides, genocidal.