The truncation symbol (*) serves as a substitute for zero or a string or characters. For example, the search:cat* retrieves catalyst, catatonic, as well as categoryM*cdonald retrieves both macdonald and mcdonald
The wildcard symbol (?) serves as a substitute for a single alphanumeric character. It is particularly useful when you are unsure of spelling.
For example, the search einst??n retrieves the correctly spelled Einstein (Albert Einstein).
You can also use the
For example, the search
In the Basic Search and Advanced Search screens, when you search on a single term the search engine will find documents that include that term as well as variations on the term as a root. For example, if you search for condition, the results will include documents with the words conditioning and conditioner. To restrict your search to the term itself, enclose it in quotation marks; “condition” will retrieve only those documents with that term.
In the Browse screen, you can look for variations of a name or term.
From: WilsonWeb Quick Reference Guide
Quick Tips for Searching WilsonWeb http://wilsonweb.hwwilson.com/Documentation/WilsonWeb/tutorial/tutorial_bibliographic.pdf
WilsonWeb Tutorial http://www.hwwilson.com/Documentation/WilsonWeb/tutorial/tutorial.htm Click on Bibliographic Databases. Read the entire 10 page pdf file. (Required reading)
Wilson Web System Reviews http://www.hwwilson.com/reviews/wilsonweb_review.htm Excerpts of reviews from Library Journal and Searcher. Fulltext of reviews available on EBSCOHOST Academic Search Premier.