Search Boxes

There are various ways of entering your search statement in a search box. The type of search box depends on the database being used. Below are three of the most common.

Here’s how you enter the search statement (drugs OR addicts) AND teenagers.

Single box

Enter your whole phrase including the brackets.
search bar containing a search phrase with parentheses and boolean operators.

 Multiple boxes

The OR terms are placed in one box.  Put the term “teenagers” in the second box and select “AND”.  Select a field such as SU (subject) or AB (abstract).