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Research 101: A Self-Guided Tutorial

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8 - Truncation

Avoid Truncation Overload!

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Trying to truncate a word too early can retrieve many unrelated and unwanted results.

For example, when trying to search for topics related to “politics” think carefully about where to truncate your search term.

Watch for truncation overload: Poli* = Politics, Political, Politician; but also Police, Poling, Polio