Academic Searching Language
Natural Language vs. Terms and Connectors
A "Terms and Connectors" search uses Boolean-style terms and connectors, such as PUBLICATION() and w/3, to narrow the results set. A "Natural Language" search requires just as it says, natural language. Type in words, just as you would with an internet search engine.
Natural Language searching is frequently used by inexperienced users or those who aren't doing in-depth research. It is more of a search of convenience than a