Quotation Marks vs. AND vs.OR
Before building a search, think about how you want to combine your search terms.
- Putting words in quotation marks - if you want to search for a phrase rather than individual words, place the words in quotation marks. Example: "biogenic amines"
- Using AND to combine search terms - when you combine terms using AND, you will retrieve results in which both terms appear somewhere in the fields searched. Example: Biogenic AND Amines
- Using OR to combine search terms - use OR to search for either word, which can broaden your results Example "attitude" OR "behavior"
A Nod to the Asterisk
- Using an asterisk (*) at the end of a word will bring back variations of the word.
- Example: cell* will retrieve results with the words cell, cellular, cellulose, etc.