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DPT Physical Therapy: Building Searches

Hit or Miss V. Phrase Searching

Phrase Search: "Bovine Serum Albumin is a"

 

Boolean Operators

Truncation and Wild Cards

Truncation
Truncation symbols, typically the * or ?, allow for you to search for variations of a root word.

Search:  teach*
=

teach
teach(er)
teach(ers)
teach(ing)
teach(able)

At least 5 searches in 1!

 


Wildcards

Wildcards, typically the #, look for all possible variations of a letter in a single position within a word.

Search: Wom#n
=
Woman, Women, Womyn

Boolean Game: Vampires