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finding contemporary women's issues (CWI) in lexis-nexis
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truncation
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If you are still having difficulty finding enough items, it might be that the country name, Afghanistan, isn't present. Other descriptive words such as Afghan or Afghani may be used instead. To cover all of these possibilities in a single search use TRUNCATION.

Lop off letters until you reach the word stem, in this case - AFGHAN - and then add the symbol that tells the database to look for all articles containing words that begin with this stem.

In Lexis-Nexis the exclamation mark [!] is the symbol used to indicate truncation.

How should your keyword search look, using ! and continuing to look for Taliban, too?
Afghanistan! AND Taliban
Taliban !!!
Afghan! AND Taliban




By using truncation [!] will you get more or fewer hits?
More
Fewer

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