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Student Resource Center is a fully integrated database containing thousands of curriculum-targeted primary documents, biographies, topical essays, background information, critical analyses, full-text coverage of hundreds of magazines, newspapers, more than 20,000 photographs and illustrations and more than eight hours of audio and video clips. The Health Module includes a wealth of medical and health-related content.

Search #1

Find out what was going on when penicillin was discovered.

Solution:

  1. Open Student Resource Center and select the Advanced Search mode.
  2. In the first search box, select Subject as the index and type in penicillin.
  3. You will then need to limit your results by document type by selecting Event Overview.
  4. Click on the Search button to retrieve a reference article describing not only when penicillin was discovered and by whom, but events that took place during the same time period.

Search #2

Find information on the author of The Lovely Bones to include in a book report.

Solution:

  1. Open Student Resource Center and select Topic Trees from the search modes toolbar.
  2. Click on Literature to choose it as your topic and then select Literary Works.
  3. Select The Lovely Bones (Novel) from the Literary Works list. This will retrieve a biographical reference piece on Alice Sebold the author of the work in addition to numerous magazine/journal and newspaper articles about the work.

Search #3

Find out who General Omar Bradley was and the role he played in World War II.

Solution:

  1. Open Student Resource Center and select Basic Search from the search modes toolbar.
  2. Type General Omar Bradley in the search box and choose Subject as your search type.
  3. Click on the Search button to retrieve a biographical reference piece on the General as well as other reference, magazine, and news documents.

Search #4

A student using Student Resource Center wanted to find information on cloning for a class assignment.

Solution:

  1. Open Student Resource Center to Basic Search mode and choose Cloning from the Popular Topics List.
  2. Results retrieved include a wealth of reference, journal, newspaper and multimedia content. The subject guide on the left show related subject terms that can be used to narrow the topic.

Search #5

Find academic journal and news articles on arctic exploration.

Solution:

  1. Open Student Resource Center and select Basic Search from the search modes tool bar.
  2. Enter arctic exploration in the entry box and choose Keyword as your Basic Search type.
  3. Limit your results by content type by selecting Academic Journals and News.
  4. Click on the Search button to retrieve a multitude of journal and news articles.
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