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

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

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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