Learn how to use Boolean Operators to power your FSTA search on the Ovid platform.

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Thursday 23rd february, 3pm GMT (10am EST)

Boolean operators are the building blocks for any search string that uses more than one term. In this quick webinar we’ll examine how to combine them with keywords for optimal search performance. The webinar will explore:

• How to use AND to narrow and focus a search
• How to use OR to broaden a search
• How to use NOT as a tool to understand results and refine them

Bonus material:

• The overlap between OR and truncation (two techniques for broadening a search)
• The overlap between phrase searching and AND (two techniques for focusing a search)

The tutorial will be followed by a question and answer session. The webinar will last approximately 30 minutes.

 

About the presenter

Carol Hollier, Senior Information Literacy and Outreach Manager, IFIS Publishing

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Before joining IFIS, Carol worked as an academic librarian in the UK and USA as a Reference and Instruction Librarian, Academic Subject Librarian, Faculty Team Librarian for Biosciences, and Senior Librarian for Teaching and Learning Support. She holds a Master’s in Library and Information Science from Kent State University, a Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education from the University of Lincoln, and is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

See previous webinar recordings and find more training resources for how to use FSTA on Ovid here