Boolean-powered Searches in the Bills & Proposed Rules Database

This video and details will describe conducting Boolean-powered searches in the Bills & Proposed Rules database.

Boolean-powered Operator Tips and Definitions

  1. Enter multiple words to receive results containing any of the words
  2. Narrow results by using Boolean operators (and, or, not)
    1. Examples:
      1. Using "and": searching opioid AND pic will display results including both of those words, not one or the other
      2. Using "or": searching opioid OR pic will display results including either word
      3. Using "not": searching opioid NOT pic will display results including opioid, but those not including pic
  3. Search an exact phrase by surrounding the phrase with quotes ("example phrase")
    1. Example:
      1. Searching "birth control" will display results with that specific phrase
  4. Search with * (an asterisk) at the end of a word to search with a wildcard
    1. Example:
      1. Searching opioid* will display results with opioid or opioids
  5. Use the filters to further refine your search by jurisdiction, law type, and more