Muck Rack’s Advanced Search option offers a way to input your search keywords or phrases in a more structured way to help take the guesswork out of building Boolean queries. Here you can enter keywords into the different categories explained below.

ALL OF THESE WORDS

Every article must include all keywords or phrases listed. This functions similarly to the AND operator.

THIS EXACT WORD OR PHRASE

Puts quotation marks around the word or phrase and looks for the exact word match.

ANY OF THESE WORDS

Works like the OR operator in that search results could have any one of the key words or phrases entered.

NONE OF THESE WORDS

None of the keywords or phrases will appear in the search results. This is the same as the NOT operator.

You can use these categories in combination to build a longer search string or test how the system would generate a search while you practice building your own.

Advanced search can be found on the search pages or under the Media Database dropdown on the top navigation bar.

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