Some search engines
also allow you to use Proximity Operators
to define the relationships
NEAR looks for sources in which the two terms appear in the
same sentence or paragraph.
WITH looks for sources in which the two terms appear in the
same part of the entry - ex. the title, the abstract, the list
of keywords. lets you search for sources that contain all of
your keywords (Eg. "Human AND Genome AND Ethics" finds entries
that contain all three of those words)
ADJ or W resembles WITH, but lets you specify how close the
terms must be. For example "Genome W/2 Ethics" means that
"genome" and "ethics" must be within 2 words of
Not all search engines accept all operators, so be sure to check before
you create your search string. Some search engines make these operators
available through an Advanced Search interface.
Exercise 2. Apply
wildcard symbols, truncation symbols, Boolean operators, and proximity
operators (as appropriate) using your search terms from Exercise 1.
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