By using these connectors when employing library searches you will achieve the best results.
This will narrow your search to include all terms that are connected with AND. For example,
"mental health" AND "public policy"
requires that both terms be present in the title, abstract, or keywords of a citation.
This broadens your search to include more options based on your search terms.
(college OR university) AND "mental health")
Either the term college OR the term university must be present along with the phrase "mental health." in the title, abstract, or keywords assigned to a citation.
This excludes a term from a search and thus helps you narrow your search results. You may find that a search may be too broad or not related to what you are seeking. The NOT operator excludes a term from the search results.
For example: "mental health" AND (community college NOT university)
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