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InfoTrac Keyword Search Tutorial

Step ONE:

Go to the following Web address in order to access InfoTrac:

http://www.delta.edu/llic/libraryresearch/journalsandmagazines.aspx

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Step TWO:

There are two DIFFERENT links. If you are accessing InfoTrac from Delta, then click on the "InfoTrac On-Campus Link." If you are accessing InfoTrac from home or off-campus, then click on the "Off-Campus Link."  Use your Delta username and password when accessing InfoTrac from off-campus.

InfoTrac Keyword Search Tutorial

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Step THREE:

Type the keywords in the "Find" search box. For this particular example, InfoTrac will retrieve articles that have the word "Russia" and "Traditions" somewhere in the article.  InfoTrac likes you to use "and" in between the words just like this example shows.

Click on the "Search" button and InfoTrac will start the search.

InfoTrac Keyword Search Tutorial

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Step FOUR: 

Look at the TABS. InfoTrac found 126 Magazine articles; 111 Academic Journal articles; 14 excerpts from Books; and 381 Newspaper articles.

Most people want to see the entire article. InfoTrac contains entire articles but, also, it has citations and abstracts (summaries) of articles. In order for InfoTrac to present only those articles with full-text, you need to click within the little white box, on the left side of the screen that says "full text."  As soon as you click within that box, InfoTrac will present articles that are all full-text.  

InfoTrac Keyword Search Tutorial

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Step FIVE:

There is  A LOT to explain on this page. The red arrows show the main parts of this screen.

  • By clicking within the "full text" box on the left side of the screen, the "Magazines" TAB shows that there are 95 full-text articles to view.
  • This page shows that there is a long list of citations (title of article, author of article, title of magazine, year of publication, and pages).
  • If you see a title that sounds good, you can click on the link that says "Full-text" and the full-text of the article will appear on the screen. Most of the computers in the computer labs have Adobe Acrobat Reader so if you click on the link that says "PDF pages" the scanned page from the magazine will appear.
  • You can scroll through the pages by using the scroll bar on the right side of the screen and clicking on "Next" to go to other pages.

InfoTrac Keyword Search Tutorial

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 Step SIX:

You may have to scroll down a number of screens in order to find an article that you like.  "Dueling capitals" has something to do with Russia and traditions, so click on "Full-text" or "2 PDF pages" in order to see the article.

InfoTrac Keyword Search Tutorial

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Step SEVEN:

The following screen is what you should see after clicking on the "Full-text" link. The entire text of the article should be presented on the screen. You need to scroll down the screen in order to see all of the article.

In order to PRINT the article, click on the "PRINT PREVIEW" link on the right side of the screen. This will make InfoTrac reconfigure the article so that nothing will be cut off when the article is printed. 

InfoTrac Keyword Search Tutorial

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