Wildcards and truncation - transcript

This is a transcript of the video "Wildcards and truncation", hosted on YouTube.


You can use wild cards and truncation when you're looking for spelling variants or words that begin with the same character stem. In this case, the Australian and American spellings of organisation can be retrieved by replacing one letter with a question mark.

Use truncation to retrieve variations on a word stem, such as creative creativity creatives. The symbol to use is often an asterisk.

Wildcard and Truncation symbols may vary from database to database. Check the help screen to see what to use.