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Truncation




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Truncation allows you to search the "root" form of a word with all its different endings.

Using truncation will broaden your search. For example,

bank* will retrieve
bank bank
bank banks
bank banking
bank bankers
bank bankruptcy

Licensed library databases and Web search engines may use different symbols to truncate.
Check to find the correct truncation symbol.

 

bank *
bank !
bank #
bank $