Answered By: Mary-Ann Anderson Last Updated: Sep 11, 2017 Views: 49
Asterisks (*) or exclamation marks (!) are examples of truncation symbols, which will search alternative endings to a word.
For example, "Austral*" will search for the following words:
Please consult the help menu of the database you are using (see example from LexisNexis below) for information on how they use trunctators.