InfoTrac Databases

Information at Your Fingertips

A Guide for Survival in the Information Jungle


Special Features| Available Databases | Organizations

 

InfoTrac Databases Provide

  • Magazine articles
  • Reference books
  • Dictionaries
  • Pamphlets
  • Health information
  • Company profiles
  • Literary criticism

 

Special Features and Useful Hints For InfoTrac Web

  • Follow directions on blue sidebar for printing.
  • Full-text articles and citations can be emailed to your own off-campus address.
  • Journal citations not owned by the Elms can be submitted to the Interlibrary Loan Department for retrieval (for Elms students only).
  • Your search can be limited to articles with full-text.
  • Context sensitive HELP screens are available every step of the way.
  • A dictionary is built into the software.
  • Search words can be truncated with an asterisk (*).

 

Available Databases

General Interest and Academic Research:

  • Academic OneFile is a resource for peer-reviewed content and includes full-text coverage of NPR, CNN, CBC transcripts, and the New York Times (1995).
  • Biography Resource Center + the Complete Marquis Who's Who provides biographies for individuals spanning a variety of fields.
  • Expanded Academic ASAP provides scholarly content covering arts & humanities, the social sciences, and the general sciences.
  • Gale Virtual Reference Library is a database of encyclopedias and specialized reference sources for multidisciplinary research.
  • General OneFile provides a one-stop source for news and periodical articles on a wide range of topics. Coverage: 1980 to present.
  • General Reference Center Gold provides general interest magazine articles, reference book extracts, and citations to newspaper articles.
  • Massachusetts History Online provides full-text articles from 50 magazines and local newspapers about Massachusetts.
  • New York Times Newspaper (1995 to present) offers full-text coverage of the U.S. newspaper of record as well as superb coverage of national and international news.

Business:

  • General BusinessFile ASAP provides news and articles on major companies and industries.

Education:

  • Educator's Reference Complete provides full text of over 1,100 periodicals and 200 reports for educational research from preschool to college.
  • Junior/Student Editions are databases that provide articles selected for the appropriate age level and include magazines, reference books, and newspaper articles on current events and other topics.
  • Kids InfoBits meets the research needs of students in Kindergarten through Grade 5.

Health:

  • Health Reference Center Academic provides full-text of hundreds of journals, books, and other published sources from the Humanities field.

History:

  • Massachusetts History Online provides full-text articles from 50 magazines and local newspapers about Massachusetts.

Literature:

  • Contemporary Literary Criticism Select provides critical essays and biographical information on contemporary writers.

 

Access Is Made Possible by the Following

Western Massachusetts Regional Library System
http://www.wmrls.org

The Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners
http://www.mlin.org

The Alumnae Library
http://www.elms.edu/library

Contact

Alumnae Library
Michael Smith
Interim Reference Librarian

413-265-2297
smithm@elms.edu

Library Tech Support

Alumnae Library
Debra Gomes
Librarian/Professor Serials/Systems

413-265-2316
library@elms.edu