Infotrac tutorial


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This is a tutorial to learn how to search in the Infotrac databases.

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  • Instead of doing a broad keyword search, try a title or subject search for results that focus on your topic
  • Infotrac tutorial

    1. 1. Info Trac <ul><li>Features </li></ul><ul><li>Many Full Text Articles </li></ul><ul><li>Peer-Reviewed Scholarly Articles </li></ul><ul><li>Video and audio files, transcripts </li></ul><ul><li>Translates to Other Languages </li></ul><ul><li>Print, Email, Save </li></ul><ul><li>Citation Tools </li></ul><ul><li>Social Bookmarks </li></ul><ul><li>What Is It? </li></ul><ul><li>Info Trac is a collection </li></ul><ul><li>of databases that has </li></ul><ul><li>magazine/journal </li></ul><ul><li>articles, newspaper </li></ul><ul><li>articles, and books on </li></ul><ul><li>a variety of topics. </li></ul>Click or use the arrow keys to advance to the next slide
    2. 2. Forsyth Library Home Page ( )Select “Find Articles and Databases” from under the Research Tab Click here
    3. 3. Click here
    4. 4. Choose Info trac databases
    5. 5. Several databases are automatically selected. Search them all at once, or select only those databases you want, and click Continue. Select Databases Click Continue
    6. 6. 3 Search Types are Available <ul><li>Subject Search </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Search by main topic </li></ul></ul><ul><li>One Search </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Quick basic search </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Advanced Search </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Combine terms and add limits for a more precise search </li></ul></ul>
    7. 7. InfoTrac automatically opens to a Subject Search These are the main topics (subject terms) that include the words “global warming” Click the + sign to see subdivisions of each topic
    8. 8. Subdivisions of Global Warming Total number of articles about global warming Articles about the Economic Aspects of Global Warming. Click the words “Economic Aspect” to see the articles.
    9. 9. Subject Search Results List Check “full-text” to see only those citations with links to the complete article
    10. 10. Click on the title to see the article, plus links to articles on related subjects
    11. 11. One Search Click “ One Search” One Search” search screen
    12. 12. One Search Results List Refine by adding keywords, moving the date slider, or limiting to a specific database Narrower & related subjects Click the article title to see the full-text, if available
    13. 13. Advanced Search Click Here
    14. 14. Why choose Advanced Search? You can search multiple terms, connected with AND , OR , or NOT Or
    15. 15. Select where you want to search for your terms Click the tips link for more info on advance searching Instead of doing a broad keyword search, try a title , subject , or abstract search for results that focus on your topic
    16. 16. Options for Limiting your Search Do you need scholarly/peer-reviewed articles? Graphics or photographs? Full-text (link to the complete article)? You can choose what format you need, such as audio, video, language, etc. limit by date, publication title or subject
    17. 17. Type Search Terms Here Select Appropriate Limits
    18. 18. Results of Search Full Text Article Photo and video results
    19. 19. Results are sorted by type The green tab indicates what results are listed For scholarly articles, click the Academic Journals tab
    20. 20. A Full-Text (HTML) Article looks like a Word Document
    21. 21. Options for working with this document are given in the Tools box Change Translation Here Click Play to Hear the Article Read Aloud Print, e-mail, or download Hear or download an audio recording of the article Translate the print article into another language
    22. 22. Full Text (HTML) Article Translated into Simplified Chinese Print or Download
    23. 23. Use Social Bookmarking Tools to share what you find
    24. 24. Citation Tools Choose the citation style Note: We do not supply this software. Only choose one if you have purchased it yourself.
    25. 25. Citation Tools ALWAYS check the accuracy of citations provided by a database, by using your style manual or checking with your instructor. These citations are NOT necessarily correct. - Warning -
    26. 26. Some articles are available in PDF format
    27. 27. A PDF Article looks just like it did in the print journal, and includes any graphics or images Click the Printer Icon to Print the Article or Click the File Icon to Save the Article To Your Computer
    28. 28. Using LinkSource InfoTrac contains only the abstract (summary) of some articles. Click LinkSource to search other databases for the complete article.
    29. 29. LinkSource found the complete article in Science Direct database
    30. 30. Some articles are not available in our databases. This article was not found
    31. 31. Other ways to obtain articles <ul><li>If we do not own the article in print, we can try to get it for you from another library. Just fill out an </li></ul><ul><li>Interlibrary Loan Request </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>We may own the article in print. Search for the Journal Title in the Online Catalog to see if we have the issue you need, or check the A to Z list to see if it is full text in another database, or ask a librarian for help .
    32. 32. Creating a free account in InfoTrac <ul><li>You can create an account that will allow you to mark and save articles, save searches , and receive new search results by RSS feed or e-mail. </li></ul>
    33. 33. To learn how, click “Toolbox”, then click “Named User Tutorial”
    34. 34. Questions? Just ask! Judy Salm 628-4537 [email_address] MaryAlice Wade 628-4342 Lynn Haggard 628-5566 [email_address] Angela Barger 628-4529
    35. 35. The End Created by Judy Salm & MaryAlice Wade August 2009  