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General Library Research Tutorial

Fundamental concepts and vocabulary used in library and information research.

F. Nesting

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.

Example:

nesting

will retrieve both of the following: 

      Smoking is on the rise in teenagers 

      Adolescents turn to smoking to relieve stress  

 

 

 

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