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Database Search Strategies

Use Truncation

Search bar in onesearch with child * and allerg * search terms

Truncation is a technique that broadens your search to include various word endings and spellings. 

Add an asterisk(*) behind the root word and the search will look for all variations of the root word. 

  • child*
    • child
    • children
    • childhood
    • childcare
    • childbirth
    • childlike 
  • farm*
    • farm 
    • farmer 
    • farming 
    • farmhand 
    • farmland
  • allerg*
    • allergy 
    • allergic
    • allergies 
  • educat*
    • educate
    • education
    • educating