Searching with Variant Forms, Expanders, and Wildcards
Variant forms of search terms
Loislaw automatically retrieves most variant forms of words containing more than three letters.
murder finds murders, murdered and murderer
The asterisk " * " can be used as a word expander to retrieve all possible forms of a word.
librar* finds library, libraries, librarian
The question mark "?" can be used as a wild card to replace a single character anywhere in a word.
S?nk finds sink, sank, and sunk
198? finds dates from 1980 through 1989, as well as alphanumeric combinations like 198a and 198b, etc.