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Aviation & Aerospace: Article Databases

Article Databases

Boolean Searching

Boolean Logic allows you to combine keywords to make a search more precise. 

AND - Narrows a search.

example: airplanes AND weather -- will retrieve all articles with both airplanes and weather in the article.

OR - Expands a search.

example: airplanes OR pilots -- will retrieve all articles with just airplanes, all articles with just pilots, and all articles with both airplanes and pilots.

NOT - Removes a term from a search.

example: aviation NOT aerospace -- will retrieve all articles about all topics on aviation but remove all articles with any mention of aerospace. Use NOT sparingly because you often lose many useful pieces of information.