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.


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


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


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


  • 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

The Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners

The Alumnae Library


Alumnae Library
Michael Smith
Interim Reference Librarian


Library Tech Support

Alumnae Library
Debra Gomes
Librarian/Professor Serials/Systems