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Art Education: Search syntax and tips

Syntax: getting the most from search engines

Use of "AND" and "OR": Use of "and" combines two important concepts. Using "or" brings up items containing either of the search terms.

Example: in library search box, search Catawba AND pottery; in "Advanced Search", you'll find powerful guided searching using "and", "or", and selecting specific fields to search (for example Title, Subject, and more)


1. To find fewer: narrow the search with “and”   2. To find more: broaden the search with “or
Example keyword searches:

“Catawba and pottery*”

“Catawba AND (Nation OR Indian* OR pottery)”.