Answered By: Brandi Porter
Last Updated: Apr 12, 2017     Views: 1491

Basic Search Tips and Techniques: Gale Databases

Gale Databases use common Boolean operators such as the the three connection words seen below. These "operator search" words allow a researcher to include or exclude subject/topic-type words in a text box search that will instruct the search engine to retrieve more relevant search results.


Try using the  And-Or-Not Boolean operators with the drop downs. Two Examples:

This information is provided in a PDF version (at the bottom of the page) for you to save or print. 

You can also find this information on the Research Center page. (Link Below)

  • From the Research Center home page, look for the box entitled "Searching a Database."
  • Click on the link for "Boolean Operators" for more information.