Truncation is another way to widen a search, and pick up alternative forms of a particular word.
Typing the root word and a symbol (usually *, ?, or #) will bring up anything beginning with that root word. Barry Catalog uses *.
Symbols may differ according to the database used.
Comput* = computer, computers, computing , etc.
Wom#n = woman, women
M?n = man, men
|Boolean Operators||Use To|
|AND||Narrow search and retrieve records with all the words in the search statement. Example: education AND internet.|
|OR||Broaden search and retrieve records with any of the words in the search statement. Example: internet OR "world wide web".|
Narrow search and excludes word(s) after Boolean Operator "NOT". Example: internet NOT "world wide web".