BIOL 409: General Microbiology (Finnerty)

Combining Search Terms

Boolean Operators 

Boolean Operators are words (AND, OR, NOT) that combine or exclude keywords in a search. 


AND narrows your search

  • Vaccines AND “Public Policy” finds resources with both terms or phrases

OR broadens your search

  • "Aurora Kinases" OR mitosis finds resources with either term or both terms

 NOT excludes terms

neuritis NOT microglia excludes all resources with the term microglia