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Searching by word roots (truncation)
Truncation allows for the retrieval of words with alternate endings.
example ---> insur (finds insurance, insurability, insure)
example ---> legal econ (finds legal economics)
This catalog does automatic truncation EXCEPT:
When you are searching in the WORDS option, you must type an * at the end of the term to activate truncation searching.
WORDS example ---> law* (finds law, lawn, laws, lawyer, etc.)
To prevent automatic truncation, type a vertical bar | at the end of the term.
example ---> Nation| (finds Nation, but not National)