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InMagic Search Tips

The following Boolean symbols may be used in any search box:

Boolean Operator Symbol to use in search
AND &
OR /
NOT !

Simple Searches:

AND

chronic & heart
The words "chronic" and "heart" both appear
education & university
The words "education" and "university" both appear

OR

running / marthon
The words "running" or "marathon" both appear
bronchitis / emphysema
The words "bronchitis" or "emphysema" both appear
tv / television
The words "tv" or "television" both appear

NOT

income ! pension
The words "income" appears, but NOT "pension"

Phrase Searching

chronic condition
The phrase "chronic condition" appears
family income
The phrase "family income" appears

Truncation (wild card)

teach*
The words "teach", "teacher", "teaching", etc. appear
school*
The words "school", "schools", "school", etc. appear

Compound Searches

highest & (college / university)
The word "highest", and one more of the other words appear
income ! (pension / cpp)
The word "income", but neither "pension" or "cpp"appear

Last Updated: 03 September 2015

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