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Boolean Searching on the Internet

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A basic introduction to Boolean Logic and its basic operators: AND, OR, and NOT, along with search term examples and visual descriptions in the form of Venn Diagrams.  This tutorial includes examples of Boolean searches with comparisons of number of results returned for variations on each search term.  There is also a discussion of Implied Boolean search and how it is presented in some search interfaces.
Material Type: Tutorial
Technical Format: HTML/Text
Date Added to MERLOT: October 09, 2011
Date Modified in MERLOT: July 09, 2015
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Submitter: Jon Drucker
Keywords: Boolean logic, search, Boolean searching

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Avatar for Kristen Rebmann
3 years ago

Kristen Rebmann (Faculty)

A very easy to understand introduction to boolean operators.  Nice that it touches on the implied boolean AND that is leveraged by most search engines.  Language is accessible to secondary as well as college students.

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