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Try Truncation

 
Try Truncation

Another technique that can improve your search results is called truncation. Truncating a word means that you are able to search different forms of the same word at the same time.

Truncation requires the use of symbols, called wildcards, to replace word endings. The most common symbols are:

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To see what character a particular database uses for truncation or a wildcard, always refer to the Help option in the database, or ask a librarian!