IRIS 42: Information and Research Instruction Suite for two-year colleges

Connecting Ideas

Put the operator 'and' between the words

When you want to find articles containing two or more ideas, you should connect the words in your search with AND. Using AND between keywords means that both terms must appear somewhere in the record. AND is used to narrow a search:

students AND Internet

Entering this search in a periodical index would find articles that contained the term students and the term Internet. If an article only had one of these terms, it would not be retrieved by this search. AND is best used for linking different ideas.

You can use AND many times in a single search:

students AND Internet AND assignments


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