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Information Literacy Tutorial

Information Literacy Tutorial

Nesting

Nesting

Nesting is using parentheses ( ) to ensure 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.  Most databases use parentheses but not all.

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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