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Searching Databases Effectively: Truncation & Wildcards

Truncation and Wildcard Searching

>Use a truncation symbol to retrieve word variants or plurals. Use a wildcard symbol to substitute or replace a character. These symbols vary by database; check the database’s Online Help for the correct symbol.

           

adopt*               retrieves adopt, adopts, adopted, adoption

wom?n              retrieves women or woman

 

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