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Boolean operators

The following methods can be used to narrow your search results:

  1. Phrase Search: You can use quotation marks to search for a specific phrase.
    • e.g. this search finds postings with the exact phrase "coffee table" listed: "coffee table" 
  2. Exclude Terms: You can exclude a term by using a minus symbol before the word you want excluded.
    • e.g. this search finds postings that have the word 'table' but not 'coffee': table -coffee
  3. "OR" Search: You can find postings with one or multiple terms by using the vertical bar symbol between words.
    • e.g. this search finds postings that have 'honda' or 'toyota' (or both): honda | toyota
  4. Grouping: You can group terms together in parenthesis when queries are complicated.
    • e.g. this search finds postings with 'honda' or 'toyota' (or both) but not 2000 or 2001(toyota | honda) -2000 -2001
  5. Wildcards: You can search for different forms of a word by using the star symbol.
    • e.g. din* table (matches "dining table," "dinner table")
    • e.g. wood floo* (matches "wood floors," "wood flooring", etc)
    • e.g. iphone* (matches "iphone," "iphones," "iphone5," etc)

 

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