Boolean Searching Story

Boolean Searching Story

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  • Hey Maddy, how is your research paper going?
  • Not very good, I can't find any information on my topic
  • I'm sorry, what's your topic?
  • I'm researching the effects on families when a family member is in combat, because my dad is in the Army!
  • Have you tried Boolean searching yet?
  • Thats great! Why do you think you're not finding any information?
  • I'm not really sure. I've searched for "family members in combat" at the library but I can't find anything.
  • No, I haven't. What is it?
  • Let's go to the library and see what we can find!
  • Boolean searching is a system that uses keywords related to your topic. Two topics that are closely related will appear from your search, so you'll be able to see results for words that are associated with combat, like military!
  • Wow, that is amazing! I can't believe I haven't used it before.
  • Nope, the search is designed to only look for words related to your topic.
  • I think military families might be a better keyword to use, and it will show results that are associated with it.
  • Great! I'll give it a try. Do I need to include anything else?
  • Boolean Database Search
  • No problem! I'm happy to help.
  • Boolean Search: Military Families Results: 108 (Page 1 of 24) 
  • How Families With a Loved One In The Military Face Constant Struggles (Academic Journal):  
  • Wow! Look at all the results! This will make it much easier, thank you for showing me this!
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