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Academic Search Complete

  • AND: default (alternatively: term AND term)
  • OR: term OR term
  • NOT: term NOT term
  • Exact Phrase: “exact phrase search”
  • Grouping: term AND (term OR term)

Bing

  • AND: default
  • OR: term OR term
  • NOT: term NOT term
  • Exact Phrase: “exact phrase search”
  • Grouping: Not available

Google

  • AND: default
  • OR: term OR term
  • NOT: term NOT term
  • Exact Phrase: “exact phrase search”
  • Grouping: term AND (term OR term)

WorldCat

  • AND: term AND term
  • OR: term OR term
  • NOT: term NOT term
  • Exact Phrase: “exact phrase search”
  • Grouping: term AND (term OR term)

OSU Library Catalog

  • AND: term AND term
  • OR: term OR term
  • NOT: term NOT term
  • Exact Phrase: “exact phrase search”
  • Grouping: term AND (term OR term)