- A search for ("musical theatre" OR "musical theater") produces good search results
- A search for (musical theat*) produces good search results
- But when I group the words together in parenthesis and use a wildcard ( "musical theat*") I get zero results found
- WorldCat Discovery
Wildcard truncation does not work with word index unanchored phrases; that is "words combined using quotation marks". Wildcard can be used with simple word searches or with anchored phrases e.g. ti=musical theat*.
Caution: Truncation of words in a word index cannot be done when combining the words in an unanchored word phrase.
Guidance on this is pretty hidden in