| The Boolean Operators
-- AND, OR, and NOT -- may only be used with Basic Search
- Command Keyword and Guided Keyword.
Use Boolean operators and nesting to search for combinations of words or phrases.
Enter Boolean operators (i.e., AND, OR, NOT) in either uppercase
Note: Boolean operators and nesting may not
be used in Basic Search types: Author/Creator, Title, Subject, LCCN-ISBN-ISSN,
Call Number or Keyword.
||rodgers AND hammerstein
"civil war" AND virginia
containing both terms.
||sixties OR 60s OR 1960s
email OR e-mail OR "electronic mail"
either one or more terms.
||caribbean NOT cuba
jockey NOT disc
war" NOT american
the second term.
||fruit AND (banana OR apple)
(women OR woman) AND basketball
((color OR colour) AND (decorate OR decoration))
NOT (art OR architecture)
Use parentheses (
) to group portions of boolean queries for more complex
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