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Library Home Page: Databases

What is a database?

A database is a collection of common information gathered into one spot.  The information found in databases are often used in research and academic writing.


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Boolean Operators

What are Boolean Operators?

Boolean Operators connect your search together to either broaden or narrow your results

The three basic Boolean Operators are:

  • AND
  • OR
  • NOT

These can be combined as necessary to focus your search for information.

Example: I would like to know information about the author Jack London, but I already have information about his work Call of the Wild.  To expand my search and exclude that particular work, I can use a Boolean Operator.

Jack London NOT Call of the Wild

Boolean Operators Video

Boolean Search