If you want to find word variants or both singular and plural, you can replace the end of a search word with a character. This is called truncating. The characters you use for this are called wildcards or jokers.
To truncate, you usually use an asterisk (*) or a question mark (?), but this can vary from database to database. Sometimes the number of characters that is replaced with one character also differs, for example in Picarta . More information can always be found in the help of the database concerned. Truncating within a word is called Masking.
‘By using truncation you can use one search term to search for plural forms or variations of your search term.
For example: manag* will give results for the words ‘manage’, ‘managers’ and ‘management’.