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An introduction for searching Gale Infotrac's General Reference Center Gold

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    General Reference Center Gold General Reference Center Gold Presentation Transcript

    • General Reference Center Gold By: Kaitlyn Barnes
    • What is this database 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-March 2010
      • General Reference Center Gold  with 61,649,232 articles was updated as recently as March 12, 2010!
    • How to access this database
      • Go to:
        • http://mel.org
        • Next you will select the option of Mel databases.
        • Once you get on this page you will then select General Reference Center Gold.
        • If researching from home, you will now also be able to connect directly to the database without having to enter a driver’s license, state ID card or library card as long as you are a Michigan resident!
    • SCREEN CHECK!!!
    • Searching Process
      • Try searching college basketball.
      • Once you click search, you will be directed to a page that will display information available on this topic.
      • Academic journals, magazines, books, news, and multimedia are available for the topic we chose to search!
    • SCREEN CHECK!!!
    • Locating a resource
      • Select the News tab.
      • By clicking this tab you will see a brief description of the article and who published it.
      • On the first page, locate College basketball: tournaments.(Sports)
    • SCREEN CHECK!!!
    • Follow up
      • Browse through the article for information about college basketball.
      • QUIZ QUESTION!!!
        • Who plays first in the quarterfinals on Friday?
    • ANSWER…
      • Temple vs. St. Bonaventure, at 12 noon
    • 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.
    • SCREEN CHECK!!!
    • Search Subjects (cont.)
      • Click on competitions
        • By doing so you will have access to more information regarding college basketball competitions.
    • SCREEN CHECK!!!
    • 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 database from Michigan eLibrary will be of great use to you!!!