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How to access InfoTrac - Gale Powersearch

  • To access Gale Powersearch click “Library E-Database” on the Lane College Library’s website then “Infotrac”.
  • From the displayed list on this page, select one or more specific Gale databases to search (e.g., General Onefile, Computer Database, Southern Life) then begin a search by using the search field.
  • This will display the “PowerSearch” results page listing articles related to your search. The tabs at the top of the list limit the results by publication type (magazines, academic journals, books, news, and multimedia) and the box on the left limits your results to articles with full text and/or pictures. To access an article click on its title.
  • After accessing an article, the citation of the article along with full-text (if available) will be displayed. On the right is a tool box with several useful functions including printing, downloading, e-mailing, dictionary, translation, and more. It looks like this:

  • To e-mail and article click “Email” in the tool box. Fill in the recipient’s e-mail address along with the available e-mail options (e.g., HTML or plain text, MLA or APA citations) then click “send”.
  • You can mark multiple articles for later access by checking the box next to an articles title on the results page. To access marked articles click the “Marked Items” tab in the upper right.
  • At any time you can access the Powersearch help files by hovering the mouse over “Toolbox” at the top of the page then clicking “Help” on the drop-down menu.

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