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Research 101: A Self-Guided Tutorial

Research Smarter

6 - Truncation

Using Truncation

Shorten the word to its root and add the truncation symbol.

Truncating example: Vege* = vegetable, vegetables, vegetarian, vegetarians, vegetation

For example, “Vege” will retrieve all similar, singular, and plural forms of the root word “Vege”: Vegetable, Vegetarian, Vegetation, Vegetables, Vegetarians

Truncation can save time and expand your search to include related words.