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Psychology 499

This guide has been created to provide assistance for students in PSYC 499 who are working on their research assignment


Why use it?

Wildcards help find words with multiple spellings.  This can be especially useful with words that have American or British spellings or singular vs plural.

tires or tyres
labor or labour
woman or women

How it works:

Insert the wildcard symbol within the word where the difference in spelling exists and the database will retrieve the alternate spellings.


The * will find tires or tyres.

Wildcard symbols can vary, but the most common one is the asterisk * (Shift + 8) on your keyboard.
Variations: *, ?, $, !, #

Refer to the help guide of the search tool you are using to determine which wildcard symbol to use.

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