Self-test On Boolean Operators (And, Or, Not)

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Self-test On Boolean Operators (And, Or, Not)

Boolean operators are the words "AND", "OR" and "NOT". When used in library databases (typed between your keywords) they can make each search more precise - and save you time. Take this test on Boolean Operators to know more about it.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    All of the following are Boolean Operators: AND, OR, NOT.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 2. 
    The operator AND, when used to link two concept terms (e.g. children and violence) will retrieve only those records that contain both concept terms.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    Using the operator AND to combine concept terms is a good way to increase the number of records retrieved in a search. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 4. 
    The operator OR, when used to link two or concept terms will retrieve fewer records because both terms need not be present in each article.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    The operator NOT is another way to broaden a search or retrieve more records.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    The following search statement will exclude any records that contain the term "poodle." (dogs OR canines) NOT cats.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

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