with parentheses (
)can improve a
search in several ways, including controlling the order of
execution of the terms that are being searched on, establishing
specific relationships between terms, and the provision of choices
when you are unsure of specific terms that might be used in a
In my opinion, searchers do not
use this function enough.
Searching for terms in a
Combination of searches into
more complex search strategies.
Alternate spellings of a
Alternate words with
essential the same meaning.
uses Parentheses (
) to control the order
Specifically, words surrounded
by the parens will be search on first.
searched on first, then each word is combined with the word
In other words, the search
is equal to:
is also useful when you do not know the exact terms that might be
used in a record.
In some databases there can be
multiple levels of nesting