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French and political discourse
Logical (Boolean) Operators
Using logical (Boolean) operators such as "AND", "OR", and "NOT" can help
narrowing down your search and identifying the most relevant articles.
Use "AND" to retrieve articles on both keywords. Use "OR" to retrieve
articles on either one of the terms or both. Use "NOT" to exclude the
information that you do not need.
Limiting by publication year, type of article, document type, or physical description can also help you find relevant articles.
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