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Search with Boolean Operators

A Boolean Operator is a word that communicates search functions. AND, OR, and NOT are the Boolean operators used in searching databases to combine terms and search more efficiently.

AND = Results contain BOTH terms.
OR = Results contain EITHER term.
NOT = Results have the first term(s), but not the term following NOT.

Boolean operator

Search Strategies

Use the chart below to guide you in developing effective search expressions.

Search Strategies

Sample Searches

Use keywords and subject headings or thesaurus terms that describe concepts in your thesis statement. Try a variety of search expressions for targeted results.

concept 1 AND concept 2
opens new windowJesus AND priesthood
opens new windowJesus and "high priest" AND (Leviticus OR Hebrews)

Click on a sample search below, then set filters, add terms and or change databases to edit the results. Some searches are done in multiple databases, while others are in a single database.