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InfoTrac Subject Search Tutorial

Step One

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

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 Subject Search Tutorial

Step Three

Click on the "Continue" button.

InfoTrac Subject Search Tutorial

Step Four

 Type the subject within the search box and then click on the "GO" button.

InfoTrac Subject Search Tutorial


 Step Five

InfoTrac found over 19,000 articles. That is A LOT of articles to look at. InfoTrac makes it easy to review these articles by placing these articles in categories. Click on the "PLUS" symbol next to "Stem Cells."

InfoTrac Subject Search Tutorial

Step Six

When you clicked on the "plus" symbol in the previous step, a drop down window will appear with categories. When writing about stem cells, there is quite a controversy over the ethical and moral issues associated with stem cells. According to these categories, InfoTrac has pulled 98 articles together under the category (subtopic) of "Ethical Aspects."

Click on any of the categories (topics) in order to see the articles.

InfoTrac Subject Search Tutorial

Step Seven

Most people want to see only those articles that are full-text that they can view on the computer screen and print out. For InfoTrac to call up just those articles that are full-text, you have to click within the little white box, that is next to the word "fulltext", on the left side of the screen. InfoTrac will change the results once you click within the box.

 InfoTrac Subject Search Tutorial

Step Eight

It took quite a few steps, but you are almost to the full-text articles.

InfoTrac gives a list of citations (title of the article, title of the magazine, name of the author, date of the article, and page numbers).

Pay attention to the tabs. InfoTrac divides the articles according to magazines, academic journals, excerpts from books, and newspapers. You can click on the tab (type of source) of your choice.

You can scroll through the pages by using the side scroll bar or by clicking on  "Next."

 InfoTrac Subject Search Tutorial

Step Nine

After scrolling through the list, this looks like a good example. Click on the link that says "Full-text" and the full-text of the article will appear on the screen.

InfoTrac Subject Search Tutorial

Step Ten

In order to print the page, click on "PRINT PREVIEW."  InfoTrac will configure the screen so that the entire article will print without any of the print being cut off.

InfoTrac Subject Search Tutorial


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