Searching Effectively Using Truncation
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Searching Effectively Using Truncation

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This brief self-paced Flash tutorial demonstrates the value of using truncation when searching online resources. It answers the questions: what is truncation, when should you use it, how does it work, and what are some of the pitfalls of using truncation. Cartoon animations help to illustrate the examples.
Material Type: Tutorial
Technical Format: Flash
Date Added to MERLOT: February 12, 2008
Date Modified in MERLOT: August 10, 2011
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Submitter: Susan Frey
Keywords: database searching

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  • Reviewed by members of Editorial board for inclusion in MERLOT.
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    Very good quality; in queue to be peer reviewed
    avg: 5 rating
  • User review 4 average rating
  • User Rating: 4 user rating
  • Discussion (1 Comment)
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Primary Audience: College General Ed
Mobile Compatibility: Not specified at this time
Language: English
Cost Involved: unsure
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Avatar for Linda Kressal
5 years ago

Linda Kressal (Librarian)

Loved the graphics. Very instructional. I would suggest adding a comment such as "visit your favorite databases HELP page to determine which truncation symbol is used".