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CIS-385 (Procaccino)

Search Skills

Observe the following rules and use Boolean operators in cap when searching:


1. Use quotes to search a phrase


"social networking"

"web services"

"human resources management"


2.  Boolean operators OR, AND, NOT


AND-Connects different concepts and narrow down a search


    "social networking" AND "business use"

    wiki AND  "internal communication"

     "artificial intelligence" AND jobs


OR-Connect similar concepts and broaden a search

     females OR ladies OR girls OR women

    "mash up" OR mashup OR mash-up

     "artificial intelligence" OR AI


 NOT-"NOT" or "AND NOT" will exclude a term from a search

    wiki NOT blog

    communication AND NOT wireless


3.  Truncation symbols to broaden your search, "*" and "?"

     comput*-computer, computers, computation, computational, computerizing, computerized

     wom?n-women or woman

     social network*-social network, social networks, social networking


4. Search not case sensitive

 Bill Gates=bill gates

United States=united states


5. Use Brackets for logical execution of a Search Statement

    "social networking" AND (advertising OR promotion OR customer relation)

    (mashup OR mash-up OR "mash up") AND "business use"

     ("artificial intelligence" OR AI) AND (job* OR employment)

"Tesla’s technology" AND impact AND "current issues"


("artificial intelligence" OR ai) AND (job* OR employment)


"small business" AND "information system" AND "daily operation"


"data analytics" AND (HR OR "human resources management")


("social networking" OR facebook OR twitter) AND ("business use" OR promot* OR ad OR advert*)