What is Mel?
Mel is your Michigan Library online!
This process works with all school libraries
and libraries in Michigan all working
together to put there books and other
information all up on a borrowing system
which we share in the state of Michigan.
This is a good way for schools and other
libraries to save money by using this
This helps because if one school doesn’t
have a certain book a student wants, they
can then look online to see if any one else
has and request it and check it out for x
amount of time. And it makes it easier for
school to not buy the same books and to
be able to get different ones.
What is General Reference Center
InfoTrac is a widely used full text database
produced by Gale, a part of Cengage
With this program you can get a wide
variety of contents from general
magazines to academic journals.
Some facts !
There’s more than 25 years of information
available for me and you to use.
More than 3,800 are available in full text
Audio content can be downloaded or
articles can be read to you!
There’s technology to support a diverse
range of languages and on-demand
translation of documents.
What General Reference Center Gold
going to do for me?
Has full text and image resources for
students and researchers.
Available 24 hours.
Easily available to access.
Quickly gives you answers to a wide range
of reference questions.
Gives you information from libraries to
What it features?
Gives you a point and click navigation to
related topics you’re searching for.
Can take you to other related subjects
that are common to what you’re searching
Gives you up to date information.
How to use General Reference Center
First go to the Mel.org to begin your
Second scroll down till you find General
Reference Center Gold and Click !
Once you’ve clicked and are opened to the
home page you can then begin your
Second Step Side Note
Once you are in the home page for Mel,
starting alphabetically the databases are
listed. So looking for “G” you'll have to
scroll down for a second.
Then Click and you'll open up to the
General Reference Center Home page for