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SPAN 340: Hispanic Civilization through XIX century: Search Syntax


Operating words and symbols

AND – Use between words when you want both of them to appear in the same article

OR – Use between words when they are interchangeable, AKA synonyms or related terms

Parenthesis () – Use around words that are combined with OR to indicate a group that is interchangeable

Quotations “” – Use around phrases, or words that must appear together

Asterisk * - Use to get multiple endings of a word. 

Constructing a Search Statement

("Social Media" OR facebook OR twitter) AND Productivity AND (earning* OR profit OR loss)