General Reference Center Gold

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General Reference Center Gold

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

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