What happened to InfoTrac?


If you can’t find the Infotrac database from our library’s Research Databases A-Z list, that is because it changed it’s name from InfoTrac OneFile to General OneFileGale Cengage Learning, the company that owns General OneFile as well as other InfoTrac databases, has gone through quite a few name changes in the past year and this has confused students and faculty as well as our own library staff.  Our two most popular and comprehensive multidisciplinary databases from Gale include:

To see a complete list of all Gale (InfoTrac) databases the library offers access to, click here.  To access these databases from the library’s web site, following these steps:

  1. From the library’s homepage at http://www.reynolds.edu/library, click on the Popular List option under Research Databases A-Z.
  2. When the Popular List web page appears, click on Thompson Gale from the column on the right.
  3. When the Gale Databases screen appears, scroll down to review all the Gale database descriptions. 
  4. Click on any database name to search a particular database.  If you leave all the databases from the top half of the list check marked, you can search all these databases at the same time.

For more information or assistance in using any of the Gale databases, please contact the Reference Desk.

InfoTrac OneFile – New Features

Check out some of InfoTrac OneFile’s new features:

  • You can now read the full-text of the New York Times, every issue from 1995 to present day.
  • Listen to any National Public Radio program, as well as read transcripts, for shows produced by NPR from 1990 to present.  
  • Very soon,  Fodor’s travel guide for 2006 and 2007, as well as hundreds of other travel guides from publishers such as Hunter’s will be included in the database.  
  • More than 20 reference sources.  When browsing your results list, click on the reference tab to view articles from a variety of reference sources.
  • Access to more than 3,000 full-text periodicals.
  • Access to Discover Magazine.
  • Content can now be translated into 7 different languages.
  • InfoTrac OneFile currently includes 11,000 titles.

To access InfoTrac OneFile from the library’s home page, click on Research Databases for an alphabetical list.

For more information or assistance in using InfoTrac OneFile, contact the Reference Desk.