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Operation Description Syntax Example
ANY Search for pages that contain any of the keywords keyword1 keyword2 journals books will search for any journals and books
EXACT Search for the phrase exactly as typed "keyword1 keyword2" "press releases"  will search for pages that contain the exact phrase "press releases"
AND Search for pages that contain all the keywords keyword1 +keyword2 journals +health will search for journals that deal with health
OR Search for any of the keywords [ keyword1 keyword2 ] books [ agriculture DNA ] will search for books that deal with the topics of agriculture or DNA
NOT Search for pages that don’t include the unwanted keywords keyword1 –keyword2 books -surgery will return books that don’t deal with surgery
 

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