Research Databases: Complete Alphabetical Listing
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>> Multiple Keyword Search Result
Keyword versus Phrase Searching
Adding an additional keyword or two can help to manage your search. In this example we added the keyword school hoping to zero in on violence within schools. Make sure you always select what you want the database to search for by opening the drop down menu on the right hand side of the search boxes.
Adding the second keyword and using the Boolean operator AND cut the total number of search returns by more than 50%. Having over 100,000 hits suggests we need to continue to refine this search. Using multiple search terms requires knowledge of how the Boolean Logic Operator terms AND, OR, & NOT work. This is covered in the next page.
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