Boolean operators allow you to be more specific in your searching. Operators for combining or excluding terms are and, or and not. Ensure your search terms are in double quotations.
An example: “duty of care” AND “discrimination”
To search a year, use year[<date] for before the date, [>date] for after the date. You can also use the advanced search form to search a year range.
An example: “duty of care” AND “discrimination” year[< 2005]
The proximity operator is W/number. This allows you to search for a term within a certain number of words ie. reposess W/10 house will return any results where house appears within 10 words either side of reposess.
The asterisk operator (*) will help you search for varients of a word i.e child* will search for child, children and childhood.
|and||&||A and B||Must contain both A and B|
|or|||||A or B||Can contain either A or B or both|
|not||!||A not B||Must contain A and must not contain B|
|before||<||< 2000||Before the date|
|after||>||> 2000||After the date|
|equals or before||=<||=< 2000||On or before the date|
|equals or after||=>||=>2000||On or after the date|
|within of||w/||A within 5 of B||A must be within 5 words of B|
|near||near||A near B||A must be within 10 words of B.|