Q. What is truncation?

Answer

Truncation is when you cut off the end of a word and input the asterisk “*” symbol in order to expand the results that you would normally get when searching for a singular work. Here is an example of a truncation search with the word education. But what happens if you want search for any word dealing with education?

For example, educat*= educate, education, educator, educating, etc....

EX:  Discover! Search bar:

 “education” yields for a full text article search: 14,099,523 resources

  “educat*” yields for a full text article search: 17,593,385 resources

  • Last Updated Nov 14, 2016
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  • Answered By Eleanor Goldberg

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