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InfoTrac Junior Edition Sample Searches

InfoTrac Junior Edition is a periodical database designed for students in junior high and middle school, with magazines, newspapers and reference books (most are full-text) for information on current events, the arts, science, popular culture, health, people, government, history, sports and more.

Search 1:

A student using InfoTrac Junior Edition was looking for full-text articles on making paper airplanes.

Solution:

  1. Opened InfoTrac Junior Edition and went to the "Subject guide search" page.
  2. Checked the "to articles with text" box.
  3. Entered "paper airplane*" in the entry box and clicked on the "Search" button.
  4. The preferred term "Paper Airplanes" appeared and the "View" button under it was clicked.
  5. Retrieved were five relevant articles.

Search 2:

A student working on a report on Singapore needed to find an encyclopedia reference in InfoTrac Junior Edition to help her get some general country information for her report.

Solution:

  1. Opened InfoTrac Junior Edition and went to the "Subject guide search" page.
  2. Entered "Singapore" and clicked on the "Search" button.
  3. Clicked on the "View" button under "Singapore" next to "1 Encyclopedia excerpt" to retrieve an encyclopedia reference from The Columbia Encyclopedia, Edition 6, 2000.

Search 3:

A student working on a paper on U.S. President James Polk wanted to find some full-text articles about some of the major events of his presidency in InfoTrac Junior Edition.

Solution:

  1. Opened InfoTrac Junior Edition and went to the "Subject guide search" page.
  2. Entered "James Polk" in the entry box and checked the "to articles with text" box.
  3. Clicked on the "Search" button retrieved more than 10 reference, newspaper and periodical articles that fulfilled the student's request.

Search 4:

A student was given the task of finding a list of full-text articles about relations between Israel and Syria in InfoTrac Junior Edition.

Solution:

  1. Opened InfoTrac Junior Edition and went to the "Keyword search" page.
  2. Entered "Israel* and Syria*" in the entry box and selected "Search for words in title, citation, abstract".
  3. Checked the "to articles with text" box.
  4. Clicked on the "Search" button and retrieved more than 50 articles.

Search 5:

A student working on a term paper about Condoleezza Rice's activities as National Security Advisor in the George W. Bush Administration wanted to find a list of full-text articles in InfoTrac Junior Edition.

Solution:

  1. Opened InfoTrac Junior Edition and went to the "Subject guide search" page.
  2. Entered "Condoleezza Rice" in the entry box.
  3. Checked the "to articles with text" box.
  4. Limited by date "after" 19 January 2001.
  5. Clicked on the "Search" button and retrieved more than 200 full-text newspaper and periodical articles.
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