Instead of doing a broad keyword search, try a title or subject search for results that focus on your topic
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
Forsyth Library Home Page ( www.fhsu.edu/library )Select “Find Articles and Databases” from under the Research Tab Click here
Several databases are automatically selected. Search them all at once, or select only those databases you want, and click Continue. Select Databases Click Continue
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>
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
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.
Subject Search Results List Check “full-text” to see only those citations with links to the complete article
Click on the title to see the article, plus links to articles on related subjects
One Search Click “ One Search” One Search” search screen
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
Why choose Advanced Search? You can search multiple terms, connected with AND , OR , or NOT Or
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
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
Type Search Terms Here Select Appropriate Limits
Results of Search Full Text Article Photo and video results
Results are sorted by type The green tab indicates what results are listed For scholarly articles, click the Academic Journals tab
A Full-Text (HTML) Article looks like a Word Document
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
Full Text (HTML) Article Translated into Simplified Chinese Print or Download
Use Social Bookmarking Tools to share what you find
Citation Tools Choose the citation style Note: We do not supply this software. Only choose one if you have purchased it yourself.
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 -
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
Using LinkSource InfoTrac contains only the abstract (summary) of some articles. Click LinkSource to search other databases for the complete article.
LinkSource found the complete article in Science Direct database
Some articles are not available in our databases. This article was not found
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>http://www.fhsu.edu/library/ill/ </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 .
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>
To learn how, click “Toolbox”, then click “Named User Tutorial”