AND is the search connector you will use most often.
Use AND to tell the computer: "The keywords in my search strategy depend on one another, so don't show me results that contain one without the other." Here's an example:
You want books about women who practice Islam. Your keywords would be women and islam.
You begin by looking for books in the library's online catalog. First you do a search on women. You find 32,790 books! Ack! A search on Islam finds 2,167 books.
How can you find just those books about women that are also about islam? Use the search connector AND:
women and islam
This search finds 252 books, a much more manageable number. The connector AND narrows your search to a more focused topic. Narrower = fewer results.
|women and islam||252|