Almost all databases use the same functions. Once you know what to look for and how it works you can take that skill set anywhere.
"Keyword" is just a term used to encompass all sorts of words and ideas that you use to search for resources. They include terms from the
The most basic function you will find in a database is Boolean Searching. Boolean Searching uses AND, OR, & NOT to tell the machine how your keywords should function.
Imagine searching for a pet in a database of an animal shelter. You might do something like this:
dog AND cat = for kids who want a pet that is both a cat and a dog
dog OR cat = for those who aren't sure which pet or have no preference
dog NOT cat = for those allergic to cats
Schoolhouse Rock was about writing, not algorithms, but the song gets close enough to maybe help you remember. (Also, it's Schoolhouse Rock.)
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