Nested queries

If you want to nest query terms within other query terms, you must use parentheses to specify the order in which the search terms and operators should be interpreted. Information within parentheses is read first, then information outside parentheses is read next.


If you enter

(mouse OR rat) AND trap

in the Title field, the search engine will retrieve applications containing the word mouse or the word rat together with the word trap in the title.

If there are nested parentheses, the search engine processes the innermost parenthetical expression first, then the next, and so on, until the entire query has been interpreted.


((mouse OR rat) AND trap) OR mousetrap