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  • 1. Health Reference Center Academic
    How to search Infotrac to find the most accurate information from today’s medical society.
  • 2. Overview
    MeL is the Michigan e-Library program funded by the state that offers reference and information tools at no charge to Michigan residence.
    One of the resources is called Infotrac.
    Infotrac is a searchable database that can be cross searched or searched by category as we will see in this PowerPoint.
  • 3. To Start:
    Start by going to www.mel.org
    Click on MeL Databases to get to a complete list of MeL’s offerings.
  • 4. This page with be displayed:
    Scroll to “H” and locate: Health Reference Center Academic
  • 5. This page with be displayed:
  • 6. To Search:
    Use the Find: bar to search by Subject, Keyword, or for the Entire Document.
  • 7. This is a sample search for Academic Journals on the Keyword “OCD”. We see that 248 articles are displayed. From the tabs noted by arrows we can view Magazines (312), Books (6) , News (392), and Multimedia (2) as well.
  • 8. To view Multimedia files about the searched keyword, click the multimedia tab.
  • 9. Here is a transcript from a radio broadcast from Morning Edition.
    Here we see an audio file.
  • 10. To play an audio file click on the link. The title displayed in blue.
  • 11. Locate the link highlighted in red. This link will direct you to a site containing the desired media.
  • 12. Multimedia is also displayed proceeding the initial search on the left hand side of the results.
  • 13. Conclusion
    Infotrac contains up to date information from thousands of sources.
    This is a valuable resource that students and adults who reside in the State of Michigan have access to.
    Infotrac is one out of many resources available through the Michigan e-Library (MeL).

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