Info trac basic search tutorial 2011

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How to access InfoTrac databases and use the basic search format. Created at Forsyth Library, Fort Hays State University.

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Info trac basic search tutorial 2011

  1. 1. InfoTrac Databases: Basic Searching Click or use your arrow keys to move from slide to slide
  2. 2. To find the library’s website from theFHSU home page at www.fhsu.edu: Mouse over Quicklinks Click on Forsyth Library www.fhsu.edu
  3. 3. On the library’s home page: Click “Find Articles & Databases” www.fhsu.edu/library
  4. 4. Click Databases Important: If you are off- campus, you must first set up off- campus access in order to search the databases.
  5. 5. Alphabetical List of Databases Click InfoTrac Databases
  6. 6. InfoTrac databases coverdifferent subjects and can be searched singly or in combination.Click on a title to search that database, select a combination, or click “Continue” to search all of them at once.
  7. 7. If you aren’t sure which to choose, try selecting General OneFileand Academic OneFile. These cover nearly every subject and are excellent for most research topics. Check the boxes and click “Continue” at the top
  8. 8. Click “Basic Search”
  9. 9. Basic Search Type in one or two of the most important words in your topic. Connect two terms with “and” if desired. You can limit your search to only find:• full-text articles(you can access the complete article) and/or to• peer-reviewed (scholarly, academic journal) articles,• and/or those with images (graphs, tables, photos), then search.
  10. 10. Results pageYour search terms are shown here: Magazine articles are automatically shown first. Make a selection under “Content Types” to view others
  11. 11. Click Full-Text or the title to see the article
  12. 12. Toolbox and Subject Headings Use the tools in the toolbox to print, e-mail, etc. You can also translate or hear an audio version of the article. Note the related subjects listed here. Click one to bring up a new list of articles on that topic.
  13. 13. More InfoTrac Tutorials Click these links to view short video/audio tutorials on the many other search methods and tools available in the InfoTrac group of databases.Advanced Search (2 minutes 16 seconds):http://www.gale.cengage.com/media/training/PowerSearch/advanced.htmSubject Guide Search (2:13):http://www.gale.cengage.com/media/training/PowerSearch/subject.htmPublication Search (3:15):http://www.gale.cengage.com/media/training/PowerSearch/publication.htmOne Search (1:10):http://www.gale.cengage.com/media/training/PowerSearch/onesearch.htmWorking with Search Results (3:23):http://www.gale.cengage.com/media/training/PowerSearch/results.htm
  14. 14. Forsyth Library TutorialsArticles & Databases360 Search: Search multiple databases at onceUsing A to Z to find a specific article or journal in electronic formatHow to find a print journal or articleHow to Read a CitationWilson OmniFile databaseResearching Companies using Business & Company Resource Center DatabaseFinding Scholarly, Full-Text Nursing ArticlesChildren’s Collection Searching for children’s materials How to find a children’s book on the shelfMusicHow to Find Music ScoresRequesting Materials: Interlibrary Loan
  15. 15. Questions? Just ask! Judy Salm Lynn Haggard 785-628-4537 jasalm@fhsu.edu 785-628-5566 lhaggard@fhsu.edu MaryAlice Wade Angela Barger785-628-4342 mawade2@fhsu.edu 785-628-4529 abarger@fhsu.edu

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