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Search strings

Truncation

Using truncation enables you to search for all the variants of a word that have a common root (stem). This is useful for searching for the singular and plural forms of words. It is also especially useful for searching in languages such as Latin where words end differently according to their function in a sentence.

For example, if you search for Talism* this will pick up both the singular and plural of Talisman as well as the adjectival and verbal forms of the word across several languages.

This is demonstrated here as a keyword search in SASCAT (the library catalogue of the School of Advanced Study libraries).

Try this yourself in the library catalogue of Senate House Library.

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