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General Reference Center Gold

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  • 1. General Reference Center Gold By: Kaitlyn Barnes
  • 2. What is this site used for?
    • A general interest database that integrates a variety of sources - newspapers, reference books, magazines, and trade publications. Find articles on current events, popular culture, business and industry trends, the arts and sciences, sports, hobbies, and more.
    • Data Range-1980-MAR 2010
    • General Reference Center Gold  with 61,649,232 articles updated as recently as March 12, 2010.
  • 3. How to access this site
    • Go to:
      • http://mel.org
      • Next you will select the option Mel databases
      • Once you get on this page you will then select General Reference Center Gold
      • *If researching from home, a password from your library will be necessary.
  • 4. SCREEN CHECK!!!
  • 5. Searching Process
    • Try searching college basketball
    • Once you click search you will be directed to a page that will display information available on this subject.
    • Academic journals, magazines, books, news, and multimedia are available for the topic we chose to search!
  • 6. SCREEN CHECK!!!
  • 7. Locating a resource
    • Select the News tab
    • By clicking this tab you will know a brief description of the article and who published it.
    • On the first page locate College basketball: tournaments.(Sports)
  • 8. SCREEN CHECK!!!
  • 9. Follow up
    • Browse through the article for information about college basketball.
    • QUIZ QUESTION!!!
      • Who plays first in the quarterfinals on Friday?
  • 10. ANSWER…
    • Temple vs. St. Bonaventure, at 12 noon
  • 11. Alternative way
    • Click Browse Subjects (which is an orange tab)
    • In the box type College Basketball
    • Click on the plus button which will show you more topics that involve information on college basketball.
  • 12. SCREEN CHECK!!!
  • 13. Search Subjects cont.
    • Click on competitions
      • By doing so you will have access to more information regarding college basketball competitions
  • 14. SCREEN CHECK!!!
  • 15. Review
    • Go to the http://mel .org
    • Select General Reference Center Gold
    • Type topic in search bar
    • Locate information
    • For additional information do browse subject search
    • Hopefully this website will be of great use to you!!!