Boolean Basics Part I will cover the AND and OR operators, while Boolean Basics Part II covers the NOT operator and how Smart Synonyms can assist you in Boolean searches. 

AND: requires that all specified words or phrases must be contained in the search results

OR: finds search results containing either of the words or phrases you type into the search bar

NOT: excludes words or phrases from search results

Keyword + “Negative/Positive”: pulls up any mentions of that keyword that have occurred in a negative or positive context 

Keyword + “#”: returns documents containing numbers and your specified term

Expert Tip: Bookmark this Boolean Quick Reference List for future reference.

Think that you’ve got the basics down? Check out our Advanced Boolean article to learn about more Boolean operators and syntax supported by AlphaSense. 

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