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How To: Use the "OR" Boolean Operator

Use of the "OR" Boolean operator:
In this example we look at how we can search for synonyms or words with similar meanings. The term searched for in this case is
“Culpable Homicide” OR Murder

We begin by going to the regular word search page and entering the above search term. It is also a must that in the radio buttons adjoining the search box, the 'Boolean' option must be selected for this to work.
The result screen now displays the results where either "Culpable Homicide" or "Murder" or both are occurring.

In the results screen documents with just the term murder will also be displayed. By using the OR Boolean operator the user can ensure that no relevant documents are missed.

Updated on: 24/10/2018

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