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Finding Word Variants
* use to replace a letter
wom*n will locate records containing both woman and women
! place after the root of a term to find all variations of the term
immigra! will locate records containing the terms immigrant and immigration
singular search terms retrieve singulars and most plurals
plural search terms retrieve singulars and most plurals
!* use ! or * with irregular singular or plural: child! g**se
Search for Exact Phrase
Assumes terms are a phrase: war crimes tribunal
Using the OR Connector
Use the OR connector to find documents that contain either or both of the words or phrases linked by OR. Use the OR connector to link search words that are synonyms, antonyms, alternative spellings, or abbreviations. Examples are listed below.
lawyer OR counsel OR attorney
regulated OR deregulated
takeover or take over
international business machines OR IBM OR I.B.M.
Using the AND Connector
Use to find a document that contains all the terms connected with AND
For example, self-defense AND domestic violence will retrieve a document with both terms.
Using the AND NOT Connector
Use to find documents in which a search word or phrase is to be excluded.
For example, the following search finds documents where the word "trust" occurs but the word "charitable" does not.
trust AND NOT charitable
Use to find two words within the specified number of words
For example, the following search request tells the research software to find documents in which both words appear in the same segment, within three or fewer words of one another.
william w/3 hearst retrieves documents containing the words William Randolph Hearst; William R. Hearst; and Hearst, William R.
For additional advanced search tips, please check the source below.
Source:LexisNexis Academic. Boolean Searching. http://help.lexisnexis.com/tabula-rasa/nexisuni/gh_homeconnectors-topic?lbu=US&locale=en_US&audience=all