Answered By: Cheryl Sebold
Last Updated: Jun 05, 2020     Views: 15

Truncation is a search technique that broadens your search to include various word endings without having to enter each separate variation of the word in your search strategy. Truncation symbols vary by database; common symbols include *, ?, and !.  It is important to check a database’s 'Help' or 'Search Tips' for details about which symbol to use.