Word endings (truncation)
What is it /what does it do?
Searches for different word endings (eg: the singular
and plural) to ensure that you don't miss relevant records, eg:
athlete, athletes, athletic, athletics
How do I do it?
Use * (star or asterisk) at the end of the word stem
(ie: the part of the word which does not change its spelling when
different endings are used). In the example above that would be
The following example from the SPORTDiscus database shows the
results from a search on
nutrition and athlet* in the article
Notice that the following variations occur: athletic, athletes
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