A search will be treated generally as a phrase with words closer together
Surround terms in parenthesis if you want an "exact phrase"
You can use Boolean operators in a Simple search, but operators need to be capitalized (in Advanced and Simple searches).
Searching behavior is more complex than they describe.
honey bee communication – treats the entire query as a phrase and returns results in which all of the words may be closer together.
When searching in a scope that includes non-catalog content, the system also includes honeybee with the option to just search how you entered the search.
honey bee AND communication – treats honey bee and communication as separate phrases and returns results in which both phrases may not be as close together
Compare results in library catalog scope:
global warming conspiracy global warming AND conspiracy
The search without the operator finds more and some hits do not have any form of the word conspiracy in the record. But content is on target.
Now run these same searches in your Articles, books and more / Everything scope and also compare the number of results when you change the order of the terms to the previous searches.
conspiracy global warming conspiracy AND global warming
Punctuation can matter! Compare the results in PASCAL Delivers scope for
20000 leagues 20,000 leagues
If your search uses a mix of operators, you'll need to use nesting in a Simple search. It's probably easier to explain more complex searching by using the Advanced search.