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  • Journals and Reference Sources Curated for Discovery

    Students and scholars can easily search through expertly indexed periodical content 

    In a recent Harvard/University of Washington information literacy study,1  first-year students described college research as “exciting” and “overwhelming.” Most found it difficult to figure out the critical inquiry process while developing competencies, practices, and workarounds for evaluating, integrating, and applying the results they found.
    • Nearly three-fourths of the student sample said they struggled with selecting keywords and formulating efficient search queries.   
    • Over half felt stymied by the thicket of irrelevant results their online searches usually returned.1

    The challenge: 

    How do you help students get past this struggle to engage them in research that leads to better grades and academic outcomes?  That is, how do we keep the “exciting” while ditching the “overwhelming”?

    The answer:  

    You can support students and provide the content students need, aligned to their curriculum, with tools that keep them engaged. Contemporary, scholarly, and trusted periodicals, available on the InfoTrac platform from Gale, offer solid content and unique innovations, including: 
    • InterLink
    • Topic Finder 
    • Search Assist   
    • Full-text articles from the world’s leading journals and reference sources   
    • Mobile-responsive design   
    • A low-to-no embargo rate 
    • Detailed manual indexing 
    • Careful editorial curation of content  
    • Intuitive tools and features to engage students and guide them through the research process – selecting keywords, formulating efficient search queries, and avoiding irrelevant results for better discovery, evaluation, and application.
    Available content engages students around the world with extensive subject coverage of Arts and Humanities, Business and Economics, Social Sciences, General and Consumer Interests, Law, and Science & Technology.   

    Student engagement and support can make all the difference

    Engage and support students beginning with their first research assignment. The features and tools of the InfoTrac platform help users develop discovery, evaluation, and application skills while providing the content they need for their undergraduate courses.  Find out more.

    1Learning the Ropes: How Freshmen Conduct Course Research Once They Enter College, 04 December 2013.
    2Student Mobile Device Survey 2014: College Students. Pearson, 16 May 2014.