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Boolean Operators: Quiz

Boolean Quiz

Which Boolean operator will give you the most search results?  
  • OR
  • AND
  • NOT

Which of these two searches will give you fewer results?

  • (diabetes OR cancer) AND diet
  • (diabetes AND cancer) AND diet
What part of the following will be searched first? Hawaii AND ("invasive species" OR "introduced species")  
  • "introduced species"
  • Hawaii
  • "invasive species" OR "introduced species"
  • "invasive species"

 

Why should you be careful about using NOT in your search?  

 

 

Quiz Answers

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Which Boolean Operator will give you the most search results?
OR
AND
NOT

Which of these two searches will give you fewer results?
(diabetes OR cancer) AND diet
(diabetes AND cancer) AND diet

What part of the following will be searched first? Hawaii AND ("invasive species" OR "introduced species")
"introduced species"
Hawaii
"invasive species" OR "introduced species"
"invasive species"

Why should you be careful about using NOT in your search?
→ NOT can limit your results too much, because it will exclude articles with just one instance to the "notted" term.

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