InfoTrac is a general
interest database that contains references to a variety topical articles
published over tha last three years. Infotrac is not a full- text
database,it only provides citations, and often, abstracts, of articles
in periodicals (magazines, journals, and newspapers).You may request
the periodicals needed from the periodical desk on the fourth floor
of the library.
Highlights: Library Guides
Guide 15: InfoTrac
is Divided Into Two Parts
ACADEMIC INDEX :
Citations/abstracts to articles in magazines, journals, and the
New York Times.
Citations/abstract from the New York Times, Wall Street Journal,
Los Angeles Times, Washington Post, and the Christian Science Monitor.
to an article consist of the title, author, and page number of the
article, as well as the volume number, issue number, date, and name
of the periodical it was published in. Below is a sample Info
What is justice
for a sixth-grade killer? (Analysis of how states try juveniles
as adults and laws that are in place to punish parents whose children
access guns or provide inadequate supervision of their children)
Charlotte Faltermeyer. Time, April 6, 1998, v151, n13, p 36 (2).
methods are Available in Info Trac
Type in your subject and press enter. The Computer then looks for
the term in its subject list.A subject heading generally consist
of one or two word descriptive terms, and can include names of peoples
or companies. for example :
In the key word mode you can combine terms using the Boolean operator
"and ". The computer looks for individual words rather than
prescribed subject headings in its databank.For Example :
Children and guns
Press F10 for Power Search. Power Search allows you to use the Boolean
operators"and", "or", and "not" in formulating
your research statements. You can also search by journal name, subject,
keyword, date, title, and author.
||to go back
the blue bar by line
the blue bar to the next or previous page
the records you want ot print
all records you marked/saved
: The records wont print until you exit out of the Info Trac databases.
To get out, press F2 to start over, then ESC to exit
Periodicals in the library
Info Trac does
not tell you which journals, magazines or newspapers the library
owns. To determine what periodicals LIU has, you must consult the
periodicals holdings book, LIU Periodicals, located on the
counter near the terminals. The book is arranged in alphabetical
order by the full name of the periodical. To the right of the name
you can also see what years we have the title for.
Journals Not Available in the Library
If our library
doesnt own a periodical or doesnt have holding for the year you
are looking for , ask a reference librarian about ALB cards, METRO
cards, or the Library's Interlibrary loan services.