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ILRHR 6900: International Human Resources Management: Finding Articles

Professor Lisa Nishii

BOOLEAN Searching

A Primer in Boolean Logic

Boolean logic allows you to combine words and phrases into search statements to retrieve documents from searchable databases. This tutorial will show you how to utilize Boolean logic to search the article databases.

Much database searching is based on the principles of Boolean logic. Boolean logic refers to the logical relationship among search terms, and is named for the British-born Irish mathematician George Boole

Boolean logic consists of three logical operators:

  • OR
  • AND
  • NOT
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