Truncation: Retrieving Word Variants
Truncate search terms to retrieve all variants of a term. Truncation symbols vary from database to database. Examples include: *, ?, !, % and $.
For example, if you search on
the term plagiar* in ProQuest,
you will retrieve articles that contain any words that begin with the letters plagiar, including: plagiarism, plagiarize, plagiarizing, plagiarized, plagiarizer, plagiarizers, plagiarist, etc.