Truncation is an advanced search technique that is useful for words with various endings. Add a symbol to the end of the root word to do a search for that root word along with the various endings of that word.
When you do a search for teen*, the database will look for the following words: teen, teens, teenager, teenagers, teenaged.
The truncation symbol is different in each database. Before using truncation, search the database help section for truncation to see what symbol to use.
Wildcard uses a symbol to substitute one letter in a word to search for spelling variations.
The search wom#n will look for woman or women.
The search colo#r will look for color or colour.
The wildcard symbol is different in each database. Before using wildcard, search the database help section for wildcard to see what symbol to use