University Library UvA Catalogue Word variants next = click
boor? comput? ? or * replaces any number of characters Use wildcards to truncate or to replace characters in search terms
labo#r # replaces 0 or 1 character
wom!n ! replaces 1 character
Summary Use wildcards to find word variants • ? and * : replaces any number of characters • use* will find use, user, user-friendly etc. • # : replaces 0 or 1 characters • behavio#r finds behavior and behaviour, but not behavioral • ! : replaces 1 character • wom!n finds woman and women, but not womanhood Wildcards can be used both within and at the end of a term: • Wom!n? finds woman, women, woman’s, women’s, womenswear, womanhood etc.