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Advanced Search in Library Search

When searching a Library Search you can create a Boolean search strategy by using the advanced search feature.

Brainstorming & synonyms
You do this by deciding what words represent the topic's concepts (the main ideas), and then think of alternative words for the concepts, known as synonyms. 

Connectors
You then connect the concepts with the Boolean AND operator, and the synonyms with the OR operator: AND is a command which finds all the words connected with AND, and OR finds at least one word connected with OR. 

Finding phrases
You should also put phrases in quote marks so that they found as exact phrases.

Example
If you're researching for information about the importance of cultural capability or intelligence in the workplace it could look something like this in Library Search - Advanced Search

 "cultural intelligence" or "cultural capability"

and

workplace

 

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