When to use the Advanced Search:
When using the advanced search, set up your terms as seen below. You will notice that the second and third lines already include the boolean operator OR and parenthesis to help you set up your search. The link that says "Add a row" will give you more rows to work with.
AND vs. OR: Combine your terms with AND when they are 2 different concepts that must be included in your search. Combine your terms with OR when they are synonyms and can be interchanged.
ex: Nurse AND Salary
ex: Nurse OR RN
(_____) Parenthesis: Use parenthesis to group synonyms together with the combining term OR
ex: (Nurse OR RN)
* Asterisk: Use the asterisk to look for all endings of a word by first removing the ending, then adding the asterisk. This is also called Truncation.
ex: nurs* ----> nurse, nurses, nursing
ex: educat* -----> educate, educates, education, educator, educators, etc