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OCED 4360/4361: Capstone: Finding Articles

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Maximize your keyword searches with Boolean searching. What's Boolean?

AND: motivat* AND employ*
OR: employees OR personnel

NOT: internet NOT "social network"

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Consider truncation. The symbol used is usually *.

MOTIVAT* will retrieve: motivate, motivatedmotivation, motivating 

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