Excluding Terms From Searches

If you have used a term with more than one meaning in a query, you may generate a results list with documents that are not relevant to your search even though they match the query term.

NOT Modifier

To exclude irrelevant documents from a search, you can use the NOT modifier as part of the query. For example, if you are looking for documents about financial institutions and a search for the term bank produces a results list with documents relating to river banks as well, you can exclude those documents by issuing the following query: