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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.
FACEBOOK AND IDENTITY THEFT 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!!
CYBER OR COMPUTER would find items that contain either term.
NOT Excludes terms so that the search result does not have the term.
Narrows the search.
ESPIONAGE NOT CORPORATE would find articles that mention espionage but not corporate.
PHRASE
SEARCHING
Use quotation marks around a group of words to search for them as a phrase. "cyber forensics" 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 crim* searches for crime, crimes, criminal, criminals, but also crimson and Crimea