Learn how to use advanced search terms and boolean keyword searches to find contacts
Boolean search is a type of search allowing users to combine keywords with operators (or modifiers) such as AND, NOT, and OR to further produce more relevant results. For example, a Boolean search could be "hotel" AND "New York". This would limit the search results to only those documents containing the two keywords.
Boolean Keyword Search Operators
Quotations: Use quotations to search for an exact phrase. Example: "network administrator"
Parenthesis: Combine modifiers to create a more complex search. Example: network AND (administrator OR architect)
AND: Include two search terms. Example network AND administrator
OR: Broaden your search with multiple terms. Example: "network administrator" OR "network manager"
NOT: Use to exclude a specific term. Example: administrator NOT manager
Minus ( - ) : Use ( - ) to exclude a specific term. (same as using NOT)