Health Reference Center Academic A guide for easy use at Lakeview High School  
What is it used for? <ul><li>Multi-source database providing access to full-text of nursing and allied health journals, pl...
First Things First! <ul><li>Go to: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://mel.org   </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Select Mel Databases ...
Make Sure you Made it!
Let’s Search! <ul><li>Search for ‘Swine Flu and Elementary Schools’ </li></ul><ul><li>You will be directed to a page that ...
Your Screen will Appear like this!
Find a Resource! <ul><li>Select the Multimedia tab </li></ul><ul><li>The articles tell you the title, who published it, an...
You Should be Here!
After Selecting… <ul><li>Search through the audio file for information on ‘Swine Flu and Elementary Schools </li></ul><ul>...
Answer…. <ul><li>President Barack Obama:  It's also the recommendation of our public health officials that schools with co...
Another Way: Subject Search <ul><li>Select the ‘Browse Subjects’ orange tab </li></ul><ul><li>Type Swine Flu in the search...
Your Page Appears as Follows
Subject Search (cont.)  <ul><li>Select Health Aspects </li></ul><ul><ul><li>This will lead you to information surrounding ...
You Should be Here
For more information … <ul><li>Help and support is available from the  Gale CENGAGE Learning . </li></ul><ul><li>Michigan ...
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Health Reference Center Academic: A Guide for Easy Use

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A guide to using Health Reference Center Academic, a Gale Infotrac database provided through Michigan eLibrary.



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Health Reference Center Academic: A Guide for Easy Use

  1. 1. Health Reference Center Academic A guide for easy use at Lakeview High School 
  2. 2. What is it used for? <ul><li>Multi-source database providing access to full-text of nursing and allied health journals, plus a wide variety of personal health information sources that offer reliable health information to researchers, including nursing and allied health students. The material contained in this database is intended for informational purposes only. </li></ul><ul><li>Data Range: 1980-2009 </li></ul><ul><li>Health Reference Center Academic with 6,506,620 articles updated as recently as October 29, 2009. </li></ul>
  3. 3. First Things First! <ul><li>Go to: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://mel.org </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Select Mel Databases </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Scroll down </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Select Health Reference Center Academic </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>*note if accessing from home, you will need to contact your library for the password! </li></ul>
  4. 4. Make Sure you Made it!
  5. 5. Let’s Search! <ul><li>Search for ‘Swine Flu and Elementary Schools’ </li></ul><ul><li>You will be directed to a page that has several resources to look into </li></ul><ul><li>Academic Journals, Magazines, Books, News, and Multimedia are available! </li></ul>
  6. 6. Your Screen will Appear like this!
  7. 7. Find a Resource! <ul><li>Select the Multimedia tab </li></ul><ul><li>The articles tell you the title, who published it, and minor details. </li></ul><ul><li>Locate the audio file from ‘All Things Considered’ April 29, 2009 (towards bottom of page) </li></ul><ul><li>Select File </li></ul>
  8. 8. You Should be Here!
  9. 9. After Selecting… <ul><li>Search through the audio file for information on ‘Swine Flu and Elementary Schools </li></ul><ul><li>Pop Quiz!! </li></ul><ul><ul><li>What did President Barack Obama say we should do to stay as safe as possible??? </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. Answer…. <ul><li>President Barack Obama: It's also the recommendation of our public health officials that schools with confirmed or suspected cases of H1N1 should strongly consider temporarily closing so that we can be as safe as possible. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Another Way: Subject Search <ul><li>Select the ‘Browse Subjects’ orange tab </li></ul><ul><li>Type Swine Flu in the search box </li></ul><ul><li>If it suggests a more specific wording choose that </li></ul><ul><li>Select Swine Influenza </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Click on the plus button </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>This shows you topics that involve the Swine Influenza </li></ul></ul>
  12. 12. Your Page Appears as Follows
  13. 13. Subject Search (cont.) <ul><li>Select Health Aspects </li></ul><ul><ul><li>This will lead you to information surrounding that specific aspect of the Swine Influenza </li></ul></ul>
  14. 14. You Should be Here
  15. 15. For more information … <ul><li>Help and support is available from the Gale CENGAGE Learning . </li></ul><ul><li>Michigan eLibrary offers a short video on how to use the MeL databases. </li></ul><ul><li>Good luck with your online searching and be sure to stay healthy during the current flu season! </li></ul>

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