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Boolean Operators

The whole point of Boolean operators is to give you more control over your searches. You may have noticed that in many databases under the advanced search they have the search automatically set up with these options. You can also use them when web searching (Google automatically applies AND to their searches). When performing a BOOLEAN search the operator should be in all caps. Google does not recognize NOT. Instead, you must put a -directly in front of the term you want to exclude from your search.

For example: Cardinals -baseball

Use a site limiter in your search to return only results from a specific url.

For example: Hawaii AND awa AND ceremony