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WR 123: Gage

This guide is created in support of the WR 123 class with a focus on legal resources including Westlaw Campus Research, Nolo Law Dictionary, the United States Supreme Court site, and Google Scholar.

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Searching With No Operators

Search Using the AND Boolean Operator

Search with OR Boolean Operator

Search with NOT Boolean Operator

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Using Boolean Operators to Improve Your Search

What are Boolean Operators?

  • The basic boolean operators are AND, OR, and NOT
  • The help in connecting multiple search terms to focus your search

Using AND

  • Narrows search
  • Every term connected with AND must be present in document to be returned

Using OR

  • Expands your search
  • If either term is present the document will be returned
  • Can be used to search synonyms

Using NOT

  • Excludes terms from your search
  • Useful for removing commonly associated word combinations e.g. UFOs NOT Aliens