Title

Boolean Operators and the Naïve End-User: Moving to AND

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1-1-2005

Keywords

computer use, online systems, search engines, search strategies, users (information)

Abstract

Discusses the confusion among end users in using Boolean operators when searching electronic resources. Highlights include search engines; site-specific search engines; the counterintuitive nature of Boolean logic; hidden defaults; the problem of conceptualization; reprogramming defaults; and a lack of user education.

Department

Libraries

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