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Automatic "AND" Searches

By default, BU Google returns only pages that include all of your search terms. There is no need to include "AND" between terms. For example, to search for pages containing "graduate," "school," and "application," enter:

To get more search results, use fewer search terms. To get fewer results, add additional terms.

Using "OR" Searches
BU Google supports the logical "OR" operator. To retrieve pages that include either of two words, use an uppercase "OR" between the words. For example, to search for programming information for both WBUR and WTBU, enter:

The "OR" operator affects only the words on either side of it. In the example above, the search will find pages containing "programming" and "wbur" and pages containing "programming" and "wtbu."

Note: You need to enter "OR" and not "or"; "or" in lowercase letters will be ignored by the search engine.

 

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