Search Operators

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What are Search Operators

Search operators are a set of commands that can be used in almost every search engine, database, or online catalog. The most popular operators are ANDOR, and NOT. These must all be in capital letters to work. Other operators include parentheses, truncation, and phrases. 

Use the following search operators to broaden or narrow a search. 


Example Searches:

Here is an example of how search operators can be combined to refine a search in the catalog or a database with an “Advanced Search” feature.   


Not all databases and resources have “Advanced Search” features, BUT you can still use search operators to broaden or narrow your search.  

Here is an example of how search operators can be combined to refine a search in a simple search bar.  

  • Last Updated Dec 07, 2023
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  • Answered By Victoria Karnes

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