About this Program

Program Overview and Purpose

Go for the Gold is a set of instructional modules designed by the the JMU Libraries reference staff to teach students basic information-seeking skills.

The JMU General Education program requires students to meet objectives relating to finding and evaluating information. Go for the Gold can be used by students in General Education courses or by anyone else who wants to learn how to find and evaluate information in the library, in databases, or on the Internet.

The Go for the Gold program is composed of 8 separate modules. Each module consists of:

  • learning objectives
  • instruction
  • online exercises

Students may use Go for the Gold at any networked computer on or off campus .

Go for the Gold Team

Kathy Clarke, General Education Librarian

Sheila Newman, Educational Technology Support

Greg Spitzer, Computer Network Administrator



Copyright Statement

Go for the Gold was developed specifically for use at James Madison University; however, others may copy and customize the original content and design of Go for the Gold for nonprofit educational purposes. Whenever using either the entire or partial contents, design, or organization of the web pages comprising Go for the Gold, please provide credit to James Madison University Libraries.. Any content that had not been created by JMU Libraries is clearly labeled, and users of this material from Go for the Gold web pages should acquire separate permission for their own applications.

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