Last Updated: Dec 22, 2016     Views: 43

Wildcards are symbols which can be used to modify search terms (keywords) when searching for information.

Using wildcards involves replacing a letter or letters within a word with a symbol.

The most commonly used wildcard symbols are the question mark (?) and the hash symbol (#). These wildcards enable different spellings of a word, for example, organi?ation will search for information containing the words, organization or organisation, and behavi#r will search for information containing the words behaviour and behavior.

Because some search engines and databases support different wildcard symbols, it is important to check the 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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