Gale Biography In Context By Veronica Malavé
How to access this database: • In order for a GCC student to access this, they must go into the GCC library and click on database. • All databases are listed either in alphabetical order or in different categories of subjects. • You can also use the search bar and type in the subject or person who you are interested in researching.
Subject areas covered: • Actors • Athletes and coaches • Business leaders • Film makers • Musicians • Hispanic Americans • People in the news • Writers • Politicians and Dignitaries
Information found in the database: • Magazines • References • News • Images • Featured contents • Videos • Audio • Related topics
Who benefits from using this database: • Anyone who is interested in learning more about the biography of a specific famous person will benefit from this database. • students who need to make a project on a famous person.
Ways to limit searches: • There are many ways to limit your search in this database. You can use keywords such as: • Name of the person • Occupation • Nationality • Birth Place • Death Place • You can also limit your search by choosing “person search” or “advance search”.
Tools offered: • Items can be both printed and emailed from the database. • Other tools included for further reading are sources periodical, source citations, document number and online sources. • Bookmark • Download • Share • Citation tools • Email • Print • Dictionary • Translate • Save
Is there a way to get citations formatted in MLA or APA style? • There is a way to get citations formatted in MLA or APA, to do so, you can go in the tools bar and click on “citation tools” and there you can choose if you want to use the MLA 7th edition or the APA format and download it.
Anything else that is useful in this database: • The database has a search history incase you forget the specific key words used for the person. • Items can be saved incase you need to come back to that topic later on. • You can easily go back to the GCC library website by simply clicking on “Return to library”.