AND, OR, NOT allow you to limit or expand searches depending on your needs.
Artusi AND Monteverdi
des Prez OR des Pres
in the way
de Lassus NOT Ferdinand (Orlando's eldest son)
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.