ProQuest supports the use of wildcard and truncation characters to stand in for letters in your search words.
Use the truncation character, *, to find documents containing several words with the same root. The * replaces zero or more characters at the end of a word.
Type educat* to find educator, educated, and education.
Use the wildcard character, ?, in place of a single character in your search terms, when more than one letter is likely to fit that space.
Type educat?? to find documents containing educator and educated. This Search will not find education.
Unlike truncation characters, you can use wildcard characters in the middle of words.
Type wom?n to find documents containing the words woman, women, and womyn.
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