ENGL 302 - Technical Writing - Salina Campus

This is a research guide for students enrolled in English 302, Technical Writing on the K-State Salina Campus.

Library Research Guide

What Are Boolean Operators?

Boolean operators are words used to combine or exclude keywords in a library keyword search. The three basic Boolean operators are AND, OR, and NOT. Using AND between two or more keywords narrows the search to only items that include all the specified terms. Using OR between two or more keywords broadens the search to include items that include any of the specified terms. Using NOT before a keyword excludes items that contain that term from the search results.

An Example of Boolean Search

Boolean operators Venn Diagram

Let's Try It Out!

Go to Search It using the link below and apply your keywords using Boolean Operators to help narrow down search results and potential resources related to your topic.