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1 Y O U R O N L I N E R E S E A R C H A N D L E A R N I N G C E N T E R

2 Over 18 million full-text articles from more than 6,000 journals. Instant access to scholarly and popular periodicals. Covers a broad spectrum of disciplines and topics. Over 25 years of retrospective coverage from 1980 to present. InfoWrite is included to assist the research writing process. 24/7 access on any computer with Internet access. Free access to InfoMarks—stable URLs that you can link to articles, journals, and searches. INFOTRAC COLLEGE EDITION IS AN ONLINE RESEARCH AND LEARNING CENTER

3 Journal List User Guide Flash & HTML Demos Student Resource Center –Getting Started in College –Developing College Survival Skills –Resource Web Link –Newbury House Dictionary –InfoWrite User Comments InfoWrite –Research and the Research Paper –Grammar –The Writing Process –Special Kinds of Writing –Modes of Exposition –Critical Thinking STUDENT HOMEPAGE STUDENT HOMEPAGE

4 ADVANTAGES FOR STUDENTS Fully supported Can be used for any course that you’re taking Updated DAILY FREE! Study resources Academically-based and reliable Free of advertising Available 24/7 Full-length articles that can be printed or ed Saves time

5 HOW TO SEARCH THE DATABASE There are 3 ways to search: Subject Guide Keyword Search Advanced Search There is also a Limit Search function, which limits the search by date, journal, or keyword.

6 IT’S EASY TO SEARCH BY SUBJECT OR KEYWORD! IT’S EASY TO SEARCH BY SUBJECT OR KEYWORD! STEP 1 Type in a subject or keyword. STEP 2 Click on View to see search results, or click on Narrow to narrow down the search. STEP 3 Once the article is located, click on the title to view.

7 RETRIEVAL CHOICES Articles can be printed, ed, or retrieved in Adobe Acrobat Reader. Click on Print, or or Retrieval. Next, click on Print to print the full-text article, or on Acrobat Reader to view as a PDF, or enter address for delivery.

8 InfoWrite offers the following benefits: Facilitates the writing process Assists with the organization and presentation of ideas Helps you articulate key concepts Improves grammar, spelling and correct word usage Aids your creativity Also included: Critical Thinking with InfoTrac APA vs. MLA documentation style Essay Topics Research and the Internet …and much more! INFOWRITE InfoTrac College Edition, your Online Research and Learning Center, includes InfoWrite, a web-based training tool designed to help you develop your writing skills.

9 INFOMARKS What is an InfoMark? It’s a single-click return ticket to any page, any result, any search from InfoTrac College Edition. An InfoMark is a stable URL, linked to InfoTrac College Edition articles that you have selected. InfoMarks can be used like any other URL, but they’re better because they’re stable – they don’t change. Using an InfoMark is like performing the search again whenever you follow the link – whether the result is a single article or a list of articles. How do InfoMarks work? If you can “copy and paste,” you can use InfoMarks. When you see the InfoMark icon (above) on a result page, its URL can be copied and pasted into your electronic document – web page, word processing document or . Once InfoMarks are incorporated into a document, the results are persistent (the URLs will not change) and are dynamic.

10 InfoMarks are the perfect technology tool for creating: Links to periodical or newspaper sources Bibliographies, reference listsAdvantages: Select from all articles in InfoTrac College Edition Update article and search lists easily Articles are always full-text and include bibliographic information All articles can be viewed online, printed, or ed Saves time Anyone with access to InfoTrac College Edition can use it No other online library database offers this functionality FREE! INFOMARKS: USES & ADVANTAGES

11 There are 3 ways to utilize InfoMarks—in HTML documents, Word documents, and Word Document 1.Open a new Word document. 2.Open a new browser window and conduct your search in InfoTrac College Edition. 3.Highlight the URL of the article that you would like to InfoMark. 4.In your document, type in text that describes the InfoMarked item. 5.Highlight the text. Go to the upper bar menu and click on Insert, then on Hyperlink. 6.Click in the hyperlink box, then press the “Ctrl” and “V” keys simultaneously and click OK. This will paste the URL in the box. 7.Save your document. HOW TO USE INFOMARKS

12 There are 3 ways to utilize InfoMarks—in HTML documents, Word documents, and HTML Document 1.Open a new document in your HTML editor (Netscape Composer or FrontPage Express). 2.Open a new browser window and conduct your search in InfoTrac College Edition. 3.Highlight the URL of the article that you would like to InfoMark. 4.Right click the URL and click Copy. Now, switch back to your HTML document. 5.In your document, type in text that describes the InfoMarked item. 6.Highlight the text and click on Insert, then on Link in the upper bar menu. 7.Click in the link box, then press the “Ctrl” and “V” keys simultaneously and click OK. This will paste the URL in the box. 8.Save your document. HOW TO USE INFOMARKS

13 There are 3 ways to utilize InfoMarks—in HTML documents, Word documents, and 1.Open a new window. 2.Open a new browser window and conduct your search in InfoTrac College Edition. 3.Highlight the URL of the article that you would like to InfoMark. 4.Right click the URL and click Copy. Now, switch back to your window. 5.In the window, paste the URL into your . 6.Send the to the recipient. By clicking on the URL, they will be able to view the InfoMark. HOW TO USE INFOMARKS

14 Purchase a NEW Thomson text and receive InfoTrac ® College Edition (ICE) free for 4 months. Locate the ICE card; depending on your text, the card is attached in one of two ways: 2) Loose card, shrink-wrapped to the cover 1) Bound into the text GETTING STARTED STEP 1

15 Go to and click on Register New Account. XXXXXXXXXX LOOSE CARD BOUND-IN CARD GETTING STARTED STEP 2 Type in your access code and create a User Name. Find your access code on the ICE card.CBA

16 After entering your access code, you need to register for ICE. You must at least fill in the * areas before submitting your registration. GETTING STARTED STEP 3

17 You’re Done! Now you can search for articles by subject, keyword, journal name, and much more! Keep in mind that you can print out or the articles for future reference. GETTING STARTED STEP 4

18 T H A N K Y O U !


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