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Improvements to the InfoTrac PowerSearch Database

   Monday, August 13th, 2007 - by: Brian Herzog, Head of Reference

Thomson-Gale logoDatabase vendor Gale has released a set of new features to the InfoTrac databases and the PowerSearch platform. These databases can be used to find articles appearing in magazines, journals and books on a wide variety of subjects.

Many of the features were developed in response to end-user feedback. Some of the key features to note are:

  • Enhanced Navigation, including a new "Document Tools" box (print, email, cite, download, translate) on each document
  • RSS feeds for instant search and/or journal alerts
  • "Did You Mean?" search feature provides alternate spellings and more preferred search terms
  • Search Within Results, to help pinpoint specific information
  • Enhanced Bookmarks, allowing direct access to articles
  • Improved "How-to-Cite" tools

If you're interested in learning about more enhancements or seeing what the changes look like, Gale has prepared a presentation (requires Microsoft PowerPoint): http://www.gale.com/Technical/PowerSearchSummer.ppt [ppt, 1.25MB]

To begin searching InfoTrac, please log in from the Library's Databases webpage.

For help with this or any other Library database, please contact the Reference Desk.
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