Infotrac is a database created in the USA, and as such is a product we purchase. It contains newspaper/magazine citations and full text articles. It is protected by a password. The password for the current Term is ‘ nuyear07 ’. You may not share this password with anyone. If another student asks for it, refer them to the Library. Do not share it with anyone outside of CQIT.
Can you establish the identity of the author and their level of qualifications/ expertise? Does this person have the expertise to make the statement or claims they have? If you can’t determine/authenticate the author or qualifications, why not?
Remember – ISPs do not have the same legal responsibilities as book publishers…
Lots of them, and different types. They find information not by scanning the web, but by scanning their own databases and returning what they find – for this reason, different search engines may turn up different pages.
Search engines find pages using software called ‘spiders’ or ‘robots’. These troll through the web looking for pages they’ve never seen before, and send these back to the database for analysis and inclusion. The analysis is normally automated, but has some human supervision.
Remember though – Search engines only index only about 2% of the internet! Most of the material out there is protected in some way, as commercial-in-confidence or saleable product and is not easily accessable…
Eg Infotrac Onefile is a database which the Library pays for to give access to you
Printing out – you can choose to just print the whole page, print a selection from the page, or cut and paste to a Word document, which allows you to remove advertising, menus, pictures and other useless features.
Either way – make sure you record the URL and the date you accessed the page, as web pages are protected by Copyright the same as books, and you need to be able to properly acknowledge where (and when) you retrieved the information.