Periodicals on Gale InfoTrac for Special Libraries
Today’s library users want to research the same way they use the Internet: to search, “glean,” or filter information to get the best content for them to use.1 And they want to do this in “bursts,” not spending a lot of time in a single resource.
54% of patrons research topics that interest them.2 The second most reported reason for increased library usage in the last five years is “to do research and use reference materials.” 2 That’s a whole lot more than the popular notion of simply borrowing books and using computers!
Now, more than ever, patrons want to be directed to specific information.1
How do you help patrons find the information they want, quickly, with intuitive searching that mirrors Internet searching, while making sure they tap into quality sources?
We can help you connect patrons to the information they’re looking for, with tools that make discovery fast and easy.
Content for all collections is hand-picked by experts, many of whom are librarians. Superior subject indexing leads the user on their own unique path through millions of articles, datasets, animations, and visualizations.
Many patrons especially like being able to read the full-text Newsweek, The Economist, USA Today Magazine, and other popular titles. And if their library has GVRL eBooks, cross-searching periodicals and eBooks through PowerSearch and InterLink make for a powerful (and fruitful) search experience.
There are other periodical databases out there. But InfoTrac’s features and unparalleled indexing make it a superior tool for successful discovery.
Students are finding information in other places … mostly through general web searching. In fact, every 60 seconds about 4 million search queries run on Google.
Helping students find and analyze quality information and develop key 21st-century learning skills, such as critical thinking, problem solving, and creativity.
Gale can help your library become more relevant, support your connection to the classroom, and help develop in your students the critical skills needed for their success in college or career. Specifically, InfoTrac’s solid content – timely, full-text articles from the world’s leading journals and reference sources – is backed by unique innovations.
1 Rising to the Challenge: Re-envisioning Public Libraries, The Aspen Institute Communications and Society Program, October, 2014, http://www.aspeninstitute.org/sites/default/files/content/docs/pubs/AspenLibrariesReport.pdf 2 Pew Internet & American Life Project, January, 2013, http://libraries.pewinternet.org/2013/01/22/library-services/