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Searching Databases Effectively: Proximity Operators

Proximity Operators (ADJ, W/1, SAME, etc.)

Particularly useful for searching full text. Operators vary by database; check the database’s Online Help for the correct operator.


african ADJ american (african must be ADJACENT to american)


hillary w/1 clinton  (hillary WITHIN 1 word of clinton)


philip morris SAME tobacco  (philip morris in SAME sentence as tobacco)


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