• Create BookmarkCreate Bookmark
  • Create Note or TagCreate Note or Tag
  • PrintPrint

OR Searches

OR searches cast a much broader net than AND searches and may result in a very large number of hits for you to consider. They make good sense, though, when there's more than one way that the person, object, or thing you're looking for might be referred to in a Web page or other document. If you're doing research on the Clinton presidency, for example, you'd want to look for references to President Clinton or Bill Clinton or William Jefferson Clinton.

Some search engines do an OR search by default. In other words, if you type several words or phrases, leaving a space between each one, the search engine assumes that you want to find references to any one of them: "President Clinton" "Bill Clinton" "William Jefferson Clinton".


PREVIEW

                                                                          

Not a subscriber?

Start A Free Trial


  
  • Creative Edge
  • Create BookmarkCreate Bookmark
  • Create Note or TagCreate Note or Tag
  • PrintPrint