To include all the possible variants of a word, one can use truncation. When a word is truncated, it is shortened and a symbol replaces some of its letters. There are several instances when you may wish to use truncation to broaden your search results:

To truncate words when searching for items in the DLG, use an asterisk. The DLG search engine only allows truncation at the end of a word. For example:

This search term ... ... will retrieve these terms ... ... in these records
integrat* integrate, integrating, integration, integrationists, etc. [View results of sample search]
segregat* segregate, segregating, segregation, segregationists, etc. [View results of sample search]