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Opposing Viewpoints

Database tutorial for Opposing Viewpoints (Gale in Context)

Boolean Operators

Boolean searching allows you to include or exclude specific terms from your search to help you more easily locate materials. This is done by using the Boolean operators AND, OR, and NOT. A brief explanation of each Boolean operator:

  • AND – Pulls resources where all of your search terms appear. AND makes your search smaller.
  • OR – Pulls resources where one or the other or both of your search terms appear. Using OR makes your search larger.
  • NOT – Excludes a word from your search. Using NOT makes your search smaller.

Advanced Searching

Use the Boolean operators in Advanced Search to limit or expand search results. Add as many terms as needed. Search by:

  • keyword
  • document title
  • publication title
  • author
  • subject
  • and more!

Look under "More Options" to:

  • search by product type
  • limit to full text, peer reviewed, and images
  • limit to document type
  • limit by content type
  • limit by content level (beginner, intermediate, advanced)
  • limit by lexile measure (reading level)