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

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Put the operator 'OR' between synonyms

You can also use OR to combine keywords in a search. Using OR means that either keyword can be in the article for it to be retrieved. OR is best used to search for synonyms of a concept. Because any one of these words could show up in your articles, OR broadens your search.

Internet OR Web

Using this search in a periodical index would find all of the citations that mention either Internet or Web.

You can string together words using OR:

Internet OR Web OR online OR digital OR wired


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