like a wildcard. Added to the stem of a word, it will find that
stem plus anything that comes after it. The symbol used to truncate
a word depends upon the index, database, or Web search engine you
return records on environment, environments, environmental. * is used as the truncation symbol in Wilson Business Abstracts
and Periodical Abstracts.
Remember to consult the help screen of your specific
database to see what the truncation symbol is.