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Points of View Reference Center

Tutorial for searching the database Points of View Reference Center.

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 link to "Advanced Search" to refine your results in the following ways:


Search Modes and Expanders

  • Use Boolean operators and, or, and not to either include or exclude certain terms from your search. 
  • Use the checkboxes to further adjust your search terms or search within articles


Limit Your Results

Limit results by:

  • Publication date
  • Publication 
  • Publication Type
  • Document Type
  • Lexile Reading Level
  • Peer Reviewed
  • ... and more!