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Library Research 101: More or Fewer Results

More or Fewer Results

You want to select whether the keyword combination will give you more or fewer results.

Pesticides AND Food Safety

     
✖ No this is incorrect. Using the word AND must find both words in the results; thus fewer will be found.
✔ Yes! Using the word AND must find both words in the results; thus fewer will be found.

Pollution OR Contamination

     
✔ Yes! Using OR will search for pollution alone or the word contamination alone; thus more results.
✖ No this is incorrect. Using OR will search for pollution alone or the word contamination alone; thus more results.

Water NOT Soil

     
✖ No that is incorrect. Using NOT eliminates the word soil from the results; thus fewer results.
✔ Yes! Using NOT eliminates the word soil from the results; thus fewer results.