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General Library Research Tutorial

Fundamental concepts and vocabulary used in library and information research.

F. Nesting


Nesting is using parentheses ( ) to insure that Boolean operations are performed in the sequence you intend. Nesting synonyms can broaden your search. Nesting is typically used when you have only one search box.



will retrieve both of the following: 

      Smoking is on the rise in teenagers 

      Adolescents turn to smoking to relieve stress  




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