AND, OR, NOT allow you to limit or expand searches depending on your needs.
gender AND sexuality
piano OR klavier
in the way
Bach NOT P.D.Q.
An important strategy to employ when searching phrasal concepts or conducting known-item searches for titles:
When pairing two or more keywords with another keyword, it is helfpul to "nest" the former terms within a larger Boolean search.
Truncation and Wildcards:
Most catalogs and databases enable users to search variations of keywords by using truncation (*) or wildcard (e.g., ?, $, !) symbols.
Combining the two, viol?n* would return violin, violinist, violon (Fr), violoniste (Fr), violino (It), and so on.