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English 102: Web Search and Evaluation

Boolean Logic

Boolean logic is a simple way of refining your search using the words "AND," "OR," and "NOT" to prompt your search engine to narrow your results.

***All search engines are particular and have specific requirements to get the Boolean Logic function to work!***

Below is a collection of links and quick guides for our most popular systems here at Kirk Library. 

Five Criteria for Evaluating Websites

Accuracy
Authority
Objectivity
Currency
Coverage

Search Strategies

This video offers a simple demonstration of developing your research question, then your keywords, and then narrowing your searches.