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LiONiL: Library Instruction Online for Information Literacy

Module 3: Searching for Articles in Online Databases

Boolean operator: OR

OR broadens a search by combining search terms so that each search result contains at least one of the terms. The search, television OR movies, tells the database search engine to find article records that contain one of the terms or both terms.

Image demonstrating the boolean operator OR

key informationRemember: OR broadens your search!