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Word search automatically searches for singular/plural
Wildcarding, or truncation, is the use of certain symbols (? or *) to replace one or more letters or characters in a search term. This can be useful when:
You want to make sure you find items containing slight variants of your search term, such as British spellings, archaic spellings, and the old-fashioned, elongated s character that appears in many historical documents
You are not completely sure how to spell your subject
Single Character Wildcarding: Question Mark (?) Use the question mark in place of single letters. For example:
wom?n will search for items containing woman or women
hou?e will search for items containing house or houfe
Multiple Character Wildcarding: Asterisk(*) Use the asterisk in place of multiple letters. For example:
environment* will search for items containing environment, environments, environmental, environmentalist, etc.
Pen*lvania will find all the items containing Pennsylvania or Pensilvania -- a great help for searching despite variations in spelling.
Books on history, culture, religion, commerce, education, literature, poetry, music, politics, travel etc. from the Colonial period through the early 19th century. Includes the supplemental material from the the Library Company of Philadelphia.
Full-text books, scores, and newspapers; 1639 - 1819
Books from 1801-1819 published in America on the topics of history, culture, religion, commerce, education, literature, poetry, music, politics, travel, etc. Includes the supplemental material from the the Library Company of Philadelphia.
Full-text books, scores, and newspapers; 1801 - 1819