Boolean Advanced Practice 2: Author

  • 24 November 2022
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In the course Creating Searches with Boolean: Advanced we reviewed the Boolean operators that can help you find content from journalists. Here is a safe place where you can practice your new knowledge. You can also practice in Explore and test your search to see if you are getting the results you expected.


How it works:

  1. Pick at least one scenario listed below and create a mock search.
  2. Add your search as a reply below. No cheating!
  3. Once you post your search, review what other learners have added to see how it compares.
  4. We will PM you the answer key


Let’s Practice


Let’s practice using the author operator. 


Scenario 1 👵

Find documents written by the journalist Mike Hale that mention Star Wars or Lord of the Rings.


Scenario 2 🍔

Find documents about the company McDonald's that are written by at least one of the following journalists: Isabella Simonetti, Vivian Giang, or Stephen Gandel.


Scenario 3 ✈

Find documents that mention Delta Airlines and supply chain that are written by the journalist Niraj Chokshi.

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Scenario 1: 

((author:Mike Hale) AND (“Star Wars” OR “Lord of the Rings”))


Scenario 2: 

((author:”Isabella Simonetti” OR “Vivian Giang” OR “Stephen Gandel”) AND ("McDonald's*”))



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(author “Mike Hale”) AND (“Star Wards” OR “Lord of the Rings”)

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(author:“Mike Hale”) AND (“Star Wars” OR “Lord of the Rings”)

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Scenario 1 👵

Find documents written by the journalist Mike Hale that mention Star Wars or Lord of the Rings.

author: “Mike Hale” AND (“Star Wars” OR “Lord of the Rings”)

Scenario 2 🍔

Find documents about the company McDonald's that are written by at least one of the following journalists: Isabella SimonettiVivian Giang, or Stephen Gandel.

(author:”Isabella Simonetti” OR “Vivian Giang” OR “Stephen Gandel”) AND ("McDonald's” OR “McDonalds”)

Scenario 3 ✈️

Find documents that mention Delta Airlines and supply chain that are written by the journalist Niraj Chokshi.

author: “Niraj Chokshi” AND (“Delta Airlines” AND “supply chain”)

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author:”Mike Hale” AND (“Star Wars” OR “Lord of the Rings”)

author:”Niraj Chokshi” AND (“Delta Airlines” AND “Supply Chain”)

(author:”Isabella Simonetti” OR author:”Vivan Giang” OR author:“Stephen Gandel”) AND “McDonald’s”

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#1: (Author:"Mike Hale" AND ("Star Wars" OR "Lord of the Rings"))

#2: (author: "Isabella Simonetti" OR "Vivian Giang" OR "Stephen Gandel") AND "McDonalds"

#3: author: "Niraj Chokski" AND ("Delta Airlines" AND "supply chain")