Wildcards are used for search terms with unknown characters and alternate spellings.
Wildcard symbols include:
Some examples using ?:
Some examples using #:
Some examples using *:
Maximize your search by combining these tools:
Truncation is used to search for various endings to root words. Use the asterisk symbol (*) for truncation.
Examples of truncation:
Proximity searching allows you to search for two or more search terms within a specified number of words from each other.
Proximity search operators include:
Use a number with a letter in order to specify the maximum number of words to appear between your search terms, such as:
This type of searching can help narrow your results and make them more relevant. For example, instead of searching tax AND reform, search for: