Truncation

To include all the possible variants of a word, one can use truncation. When a word is truncated, it is shortened and a symbol replaces some of its letters. There are several instances when you may wish to use truncation to broaden your search results:

To truncate words when searching for items in the DLG, use an asterisk. The DLG search engine only allows truncation at the end of a word. For example,

This search term ...... will retrieve these terms ...... in these records
can*cans, canned, canning etc.[View results of sample search]
dress*dresses, dressmaking, dressing, dresser etc.[View results of sample search]