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Truncation and Wildcards. Looking for Variations in Spelling. Col*r = color, colour. Phrase Searching: col*r perception. Truncation: Other Symbols. Check the Help or Tips section for proper usage because symbols may vary from database vendor to vendor. * ? # + !. Wildcards. wom?n - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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  • Truncation and Wildcards

  • Looking for Variations in Spelling

  • Col*r = color, colour

  • Phrase Searching: col*r perception

  • Truncation: Other SymbolsCheck the Help or Tips section for proper usage because symbols may vary from database vendor to vendor. *?#+ !

  • wom?nsupervis?? gr?ybehavi?rcolo?rurobehav?r

    WildcardsCheck Help or Tips in specific databases for proper usage *?#+ !

  • wom?n woman or womensupervis?? supervise, supervised, supervisor gr?ybehavi?rcolo?rurobehav?r

    Check Help or Tips in specific databases for proper usage *?#+ ! Wildcards

  • wom?n woman or womensupervis?? supervise, supervised, supervisor gr?y gray or greysurpri?e surprise or surprize behavio?r behavior or behaviourcolo?r color or colour

    Check Help or Tips in specific databases for proper usage *?#+ ! Wildcards

    How can I look for variations of a word to improve my search results?*Using wild card within a word is helpful if you are uncertain of the correct spelling. In addition, some words sound alike but have alternate spellings. For example the word color may be spelled using the American or British spelling.*You can use the asterisk wildcard in place of one or more letters. Use at least two letters plus the asterisk. Try a search using col*r.*Try searching col*r perception.If your results are too broad, you can always add another term to your search.

    *Check the Help of Tips section of your database since the symbols used for wildcards may vary from database vendor to vendor.*When you want variations of spelling within a word, you use a related technique called a wildcard. For example, if you want woman or women or then you can use a wildcard for just that one letter. I used a question mark in my examples, but the symbol used for wildcards can vary from vendor to vendor. As a result, the best advise is to check the Help or Tips section for the proper usage. *Multiple wildcards can be used to retrieve variations for a couple of words. For example, if you used two wildcards with supervis, you would retrieve supervise, supervised, supervisee, and supervisor, but you would not get supervisors, supervision, supervisees, or supervisory. *Another problem is American and British spellings. You can look for variations of the spelling of the word gray or the u in some British words like behaviour and colour. *