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Part: 4 Specialized Search Engines > Topica www.topica.com

Topica www.topica.com

Table . Topica Quick Reference
For this type of search: Do this: Examples:
Phrase Search Type the phrase as a sequence of words enclosed in double quotes. "book reviews"
AND Search (multiple words and phrases,each of which must be present) Use AND to connect two or more words and phrases. authors AND mystery
OR Search (multiple words and phrases, any one of which may be present) Use OR to connect two or more words and phrases. grisham OR turow
NOT Search (to exclude a word or phrase) Use NOT in front of a word or phrase you want to exclude from your results. "genre fiction" NOT romance
Nested Search Use parentheses to group words and phrases into more complex queries. (fantasy OR SF) AND writers
Wildcard Search Use an asterisk (*) to search for wildcard characters. The example would find references to literacy, literature, and literary. litera*



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