I do use Boolean search strategies, particularly OR - I almost never use NOT, and AND is understood with any google search unless you specify otherwise.
But first, I think about which words I want to use to search - there are often several possible, depending on whether I want basic information or more scholarly information.
I’m also not afraid of the parentheses - I usually use them when I’m using the Boolean OR to combine terms. I might search for (mario OR pokemon OR barbie) “super nintento” if I wanted pages about super nintendo games with any of those characters in them.
Also, I like the “more like this” function - that’s handy when I only find one page that’s really what I want, but I think there’s likely more out there.