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These details will appear in the bottom right-hand corner of the Search screen. To request changes to these details, contact your organisation’s nominated administrator.

Statistical reports can now be generated at any time of the day or night.

Options in Informit are set at three levels—System default, Organisation and User.

  • System defaults are preset for all Informit options. Preset options are deemed those suitable for most organisations. System default options can be changed at the administrator level.
  • Organisation preferences can be set by your organisation’s nominated administrator to suit local needs.
  • User preferences can be changed during an Informit session, usually by selecting from a dropdown menu. User options revert to the organisation default when the user logs out.

Yes. OpenURL enables your library to search across all of your digital subscriptions, to see if you are currently holding a full text version of a specific article.

Mozilla Firefox

  • Options, Privacy, in the dropdown menu under History, select Firefox will: Use custom settings for history.
  • Check the box—Accept cookies from sites.

Internet Explorer

  • Tools, Internet Options, Privacy. Ensure this is set to Medium.

Available export options that you can select are:

  • Number of records to save or email:
    • All records (maximum 200)
    • Range (defined by the user)
    • Marked records (only those marked by the user).
  • Fields to save or email:
    • Complete record (default)
    • Brief fields
    • Brief and Abstract fields.
  • Field label format:
    • Long field labels (default)
    • Short field labels
    • No field labels.
  • Output format:
    • HTML (default)
    • Plain text
    • EndNote
    • EndNote Direct
    • RefWorks Direct
    • XML.

Yes. Limits are set for the duration of a session only.

Marked records are active for the duration of a session only. To retain marked records you need to save, email or print them before logging out of Informit Search.

Note: if your session times out, your marked records will be lost.

No—there is no embargo on content cleared by Copyright Agency Limited (CAL) for Informit.

Expired alerts are retained on Informit for 12 months.

To re-use and combine searches, use My Search History.

For current searches:

  • click My Search History on the Informit toolbar
  • select Current
  • select the search(es) you want to use
  • select the desired option:
    • Re-use
    • Combine with OR
    • Combine with AND.

For previously saved searches:

  • click My Search History on the Informit toolbar
  • click Load
  • follow the prompts.

Informit runs on a TeraText Database System content server, which is a fully compliant Z39.50 database server.

Pages

Searching Informit
Logging in and selecting databases
Creating alerts
RSS feeds
Saving citations
Pay Per View
Informit EduTV - Signing in and general features
Informit EduTV - Searching
Informit EduTV - My Favourites and Clip Creation
Informit EduTV - My Projects

FAQ

These details will appear in the bottom right-hand corner of the Search screen. To request changes to these details, contact your organisation’s nominated administrator.

Statistical reports can now be generated at any time of the day or night.

Options in Informit are set at three levels—System default, Organisation and User.

  • System defaults are preset for all Informit options. Preset options are deemed those suitable for most organisations. System default options can be changed at the administrator level.
  • Organisation preferences can be set by your organisation’s nominated administrator to suit local needs.
  • User preferences can be changed during an Informit session, usually by selecting from a dropdown menu. User options revert to the organisation default when the user logs out.

Yes. OpenURL enables your library to search across all of your digital subscriptions, to see if you are currently holding a full text version of a specific article.

Mozilla Firefox

  • Options, Privacy, in the dropdown menu under History, select Firefox will: Use custom settings for history.
  • Check the box—Accept cookies from sites.

Internet Explorer

  • Tools, Internet Options, Privacy. Ensure this is set to Medium.

Available export options that you can select are:

  • Number of records to save or email:
    • All records (maximum 200)
    • Range (defined by the user)
    • Marked records (only those marked by the user).
  • Fields to save or email:
    • Complete record (default)
    • Brief fields
    • Brief and Abstract fields.
  • Field label format:
    • Long field labels (default)
    • Short field labels
    • No field labels.
  • Output format:
    • HTML (default)
    • Plain text
    • EndNote
    • EndNote Direct
    • RefWorks Direct
    • XML.

Yes. Limits are set for the duration of a session only.

Marked records are active for the duration of a session only. To retain marked records you need to save, email or print them before logging out of Informit Search.

Note: if your session times out, your marked records will be lost.

No—there is no embargo on content cleared by Copyright Agency Limited (CAL) for Informit.

Expired alerts are retained on Informit for 12 months.

To re-use and combine searches, use My Search History.

For current searches:

  • click My Search History on the Informit toolbar
  • select Current
  • select the search(es) you want to use
  • select the desired option:
    • Re-use
    • Combine with OR
    • Combine with AND.

For previously saved searches:

  • click My Search History on the Informit toolbar
  • click Load
  • follow the prompts.

Informit runs on a TeraText Database System content server, which is a fully compliant Z39.50 database server.

Pages

Tutorials

Searching Informit
Logging in and selecting databases
Creating alerts
RSS feeds
Saving citations
Pay Per View
Informit EduTV - Signing in and general features
Informit EduTV - Searching
Informit EduTV - My Favourites and Clip Creation
Informit EduTV - My Projects

How-to Guide

Informit Help

Informit Admin

Informit Admin User Guide