• InfoTrac Special libraries market
  • Journals and Reference Sources Curated for Discovery

    Affordably fulfill all users’ research needs, no matter your primary audience

    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 Now, more than ever, patrons want to be directed to specific information.1

    The challenge:

    How do you help your researchers find the information they want, quickly, with intuitive searching that mirrors Internet searching, while making sure they tap into quality sources?

    The answer:

    We can help you connect your researchers to the information they’re looking for, with tools that make discovery fast and easy.

    InfoTrac’s solid content – timely, full-text articles from the world’s leading magazines, journals and reference sources – is backed by unique innovations, including:
    • Detailed manual indexing
    • Careful editorial curation of content
    • Mobile-responsive design
    • A low-to-no embargo rate
    • Tools like InterLink, Topic Finder, and Search Assist
    • ReadSpeaker text-to-speech technology usable in 11 languages

    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.

    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/