Boolean searching, also known as terms and connectors searching, was named after the mathematician George Boole. Boole helped establish the field of symbolic logic otherwise known as Boolean algebra. Basically, what he did was apply algebra to human logic. Most electronic databases can be searched using Boolean logic.
An Acronym for the steps to Electronic Searching: DSMQ
D - Define your issue
S - Select your source
M - Choose your search method
Q - Construct your search query
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