How do I use the boolean search option in the library catalogue?

screenshot of boolean search box in library catalogue

Boolean search allows you to combine search terms using the following commands:

  • AND
  • OR
  • NOT
  • NEAR
  • ONEAR

Examples

Boolean search Every search result will have
social AND policy Both "social" and "policy" 
social OR policy Either "social" or "policy"
social NOT policy "Social" but not "policy"
social NEAR/2 policy Both "Policy" and "social".  "Policy" will appear within two words before or after "social"
social ONEAR/2 policy Both "Policy" and "social".  "Policy" will appear within two words after "social"

 

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