Last Updated: Dec 22, 2016 Views: 58
Truncation is a technique used when searching for information.
It involves replacing a word ending with a symbol and the most commonly used truncation symbol is the asterisk (*).
Truncation enables different forms of a word to be searched for simultaneously so it can save searching time.
For example stud* will find results containing study, studies, student, students, studying. Because some search engines and databases support different truncation symbols, it is important to check their Help or Search Tips links for details about which symbol to use.
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The Library's Moodle site will help you develop the skills you need to become successful at finding the best information for your assessment items.
All Undergraduate students are automatically enrolled in this course. Look for it in your Moodle course list or you can use the link above.
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