Boolean searches… at first look I wanted to find any and all methods of sourcing that could eliminate the need of these strings from my tool box. My only knowledge had been from reading the blog posts of Glen Cathey, seeing the pre-constructed strings in the comments from sourcing challenges, and finishing wondering how they could so easily find results from three simple ingredients.
So, my questions became:
- What exactly are Boolean searches? How do I do a Boolean Search?
- What are the basic search meanings for OR, AND, NOT?
- What sites can I use these searches on? Do they each need their own?
With a defined list of questions, I began to do what I do best … search and source until I could find the answers that I was looking for.