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About the Informe

An article database containing articles in Spanish.

"Una colección de revistas hispánicas con textos completos."

>> Please click here to access Informe.
Access Options:

This database can be accessed from any of Thrall Library's public Internet or research computers.

Concerning access outside the library:

This database is licensed through the NYS NOVEL program and is available to all New York State residents through the NYS NOVEL website.

Members of libraries which are part of the Ramapo Catskill Library System (RCLS) may log in using their library barcode.
Some helpful hints:

You can click "Preferences" at the top of the search screen to switch the interface to Spanish or another language (e.g. French).

This database begins in a "Basic Search" mode to let you search by keyword. Below the search box you will see a phrase saying "Search for words in" followed by three options: "Subject," "Keyword," and "Entire Document."

Also below the search box you will find a "More search options" link, which expands a panel of options beneath the search box. In this panel you can tell the search engine to return only "full text" (complete) articles (as opposed to a mix of abstracts, citations, and articles).

Other limits in this panel include "peer-reviewed publications" (where articles are reviewed by other scholars before publication), "documents with images," publication date ranges (on, before, after or between certain dates), titles of publications (such as the name of a specific journal), or the subject of a publication.

Beside the publication title and subject input boxes are links you can click: "Browse Publication Title" and "Browse Publication Subject." Clicking these brings up a pop-up window list of titles or topics you can go through. Note: your web browser's pop-up blocker will need to be disabled for this to work properly.

An "Advanced Search" option also exists at the top of the database page. Clicking it produces a new search page with more options yet. In addition to the search options mentioned above, you can search multiple fields (e.g. Document Title, Author, Subject) simultaneously.

Search results are grouped below different tabs near the top of the page: Academic Journals, Magazines, Books, News, Multimedia.

You can alter the order of search results by clicking the "Sort By" menu to switch from Publication Date (the default setting) to Relevance (which attempts to calculate, based on word proximity and frequency in matching documents, and display the most relevant matches).

To the left of search results you will find subtopic groups which can be clicked to view fewer search results that are potentially more relevant to your interests.

If you receive a large number of search results, you can search further "within these results" by typing additional keywords into the search box above and to the left of search results.
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Technical Considerations:

Before printing, be sure to click the Printer icon located at the top of any article page. This will reformat the page in a "printer friendly" format, enabling you to print more on fewer pages.

Printing at the library costs $ .20 per page. Please inquire at the Reference Department if you are not sure how to print.

This database also allows you to e-mail articles you find to your own e-mail account. To do so, look for the e-mail icon at the top of an article page, click the icon, and carefully enter your e-mail address on the next web page that appears.

There is no cost for e-mailing articles, and you may e-mail as many articles to yourself as you like!

Some documents are available in the PDF format. These documents can be viewed if your computer has the free Adobe Reader software installed.

If you would like some assistance in using this database or finding any information, please speak with one of our librarians at the Reference Department or contact us:

By telephone: (845) 341-5461

On the web: Ask a Librarian!

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