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RBG and Boolean Searching on the Internet|A Short Tutorial

RBG and Boolean Searching on the Internet|A Short Tutorial

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VIDEO|What Is Boolean Search?
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VIDEO|What Is Boolean Search?
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RBG and Boolean Searching on the Internet
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HOTEP RBG FAMILY AND OTHERS, THIS IS RBG STREET SCHOLAR.
 
I WANT TO TELL YOU ABOUT "BOOLEAN LOGIC AND INTERNET SEARCHING"
 
WHY? I AM DOING SO IN ORDER TO FACILITATE YOUR FINDING WHAT YOU
 
WANT WITHIN THE RBG COMMUNIVERSITY WEB 2.0 CYPHER. IF YOU WANT
 
TO FIND SOMETHING RELATED TO AFRIKAN / NEW AFRIKAN HISTORY AND / 
 
OR CULTURE (ANY OF THE 7 CORE AREAS THEREOF) AND I/WE HAVE
 
ADDRESSED IT ONLINE, YOU CAN FIND IT BY USING THE BOOLEAN METHOD;
 
I
 
META-TAG
 
EVERYTHING WITH THE
 
R
 
B
 
G 
 
PREFIX PERCISELY FOR THISREASON. SO, YOU WOULD SEARCH RBG "AND"
 
{YOU TOPIC}. "AND" IS ONE OF
 
THE 3 OPERATORS OF BOOLEAN LOGIC...LEARN MORE BELOW
Boolean Searching on the Internet
 
Source:
A Primer in Boolean Logic
Boolean logic allows you to combine words and phrases into search statements to retrievedocuments from searchable databases. This tutorial will show you how to utilize Boolean logicto search the Internet.The Internet is a vast computer database. As such, its contents must be searched according to therules of computer database searching. Much database searching is based on the principles of Boolean logic. Boolean logic refers to the logical relationship among search terms, and is namedfor the British-born Irish mathematician George Boole.On Internet search engines, the options for constructing logical relationships among search termsoften modify the traditional practice of Boolean searching. This will be covered in the sectionbelow, Boolean Searching on the Internet.  Boolean logic consists of three logical operators:
 
OR
 
AND
 
NOT
What is a Meta Tag?
A Meta tag is a programmedword that can help people find awebpage. The meta tag word isa description of what is on theweb page.
 
 
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Each operator can be visually described by using Venn diagrams, as shown below.
OR logiccollege OR universityQuestion: I would like information about college.
 
 
In this search, we will retrieve records in which AT LEAST ONE of the search terms ispresent. We are searching on the terms
college
and also
university
since documentscontaining either of these words might be relevant.
 
This is illustrated by:
 
the shaded circle with the word
college
representing all the records that contain the word"college"
 
the shaded circle with the word
university
representing all the records that contain theword "university"
 
the shaded overlap area representing all the records that contain both "college" and"university"OR logic is most commonly used to search for synonymous terms or concepts.Here is an example of how OR logic works:
Search terms Results
college 396,482university 590,791college OR university 819,214OR logic collates the results to retrieve all the unique records containing one term, the otherterm, or both of them.
 
 
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The
more
terms or concepts we combine in a search with OR logic, the
more
results we willretrieve.
college OR university OR campus
For example:
Search terms Results
college 396,482university 590,791college OR university 819,214college OR university OR campus 929,677
AND logicpoverty AND crime

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