Answered By: UC Merced Library
Last Updated: Sep 09, 2015     Views: 33

Truncation is a search strategy that allows you to search for different forms and spellings of a word by substituting a symbol (often an asterisk) for letter(s) in the word. For example:

educat* searches: educate, education, educator, educating
colo*r searchs color, colour

For more information on using trucation to search library databases, please see the tutorial link below.

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