Field Searching and Wildcard / Truncation Searching
Field searching specifies that only a certain part of a page or file will be searched.
- Examples: title:democratic party (note: Google and Teoma both use "intitle:democratic party").
Wildcard, or truncation, searching expands results by allowing any letter (or letters) to subtitute for the wildcard or truncation character.
- Example: " econom*" will retrieve econometrics, economic, economics, economically, economist, economists, etc.
Beware of truncating a work too far:
- Example: "paral*" will retrieve "paralyze" and "paralysis" but it will also find "paralegal" and "parallel"!
Content Editor: Nancy Bellafante
Last Updated: 11/27/2012