Boolean Search

Boolean search is activated whenever you use and or or in your query. It operates similarly to regular search, but with a few key distinctions, which are outlined below.

Action Example Description
Search for an exact word or phrase "search" Use quotes to search for an exact word or phrase in a piece of content
Exclude a word science and not data use the or keyword to search for a piece of content that contains either word
Search for both words this and that Use the and keyword to search for a piece of content that contains both words
Search for phrases "content marketing" and social Use quotes to indicate that you're searching for a phrase instead of a keyword
 

Search for a combination of words and phrases

 

(“soda” OR “soft drink” OR “soda pop”) AND ("calories" OR "diet")

Use parentheses to group words or phrases that are variations or synonyms of a term so that you can search for articles that contain any of those variations AND also contain other words or phrases. 

 

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