• 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, all available on the InfoTrac platform from Gale.

    • Integrated G Suite for Education—Gmail, Classroom, Drive, Docs, and more—allow users to easily save, share, and download the articles, which helps educators improve student engagement, encourage collaboration, and foster critical thinking, from anywhere and on any device
    • With Microsoft collaboration tools enabled, users can store, sync, and share files by downloading Gale content to OneDrive in the cloud and easily transfer content for use in Microsoft tools like OneNote and Classroom
    • The Related Resources feature recommends additional content of interest, providing a more dynamic, relevant presentation of related content
    • The InterLink feature provides a better cross-search experience by building a web of connections across Gale resources via unique subject indexing and results-ranking algorithms, helping researchers find the content they need, when they need it, without having to know the specific resource in which to find it   
    • Topic Finder, a visual search tool that allows users to discover new facets of their topics by connecting their search results in multiple ways
    • The Search Assist feature provides suggested search terms as you type   
    • Mobile-responsive design ensures students can access the resources on the devices they use most  
    • The interface and articles can be translated into over 20 languages, and Readspeaker technology (text-to-speech) allows text to be read aloud to user

    All of these tools support InfoTrac's solid content features, including:       

    • Full-text articles from the world's leading journals and reference sources
    • Careful editorial curation
    •  A low-to-no embargo rate 
    • Detailed manual indexing 

     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/