Presentation on theme: "Choosing Resources for Information. Resources to choose from- Almanacs Atlas Internet Live interview Periodicals Encyclopedias Dictionary Library online."— Presentation transcript:
Resources to choose from- Almanacs Atlas Internet Live interview Periodicals Encyclopedias Dictionary Library online catalog
An almanac contains facts such as weather, population, currency, and geographical data.
ALMANACS Use an almanac when you are looking for current statistical data and basic information about a topic. Almanacs are published annually (each year). They include up- to-date (current) statistics lists, charts, and tables of useful information on many different topics. They may also include maps and color plates of national flags. When do I use an almanac? Use an almanac when you need up-to-date information (e.g., what the flag of a specific country looks like or what the population of a specific country is), especially when you need a list of things (e.g., academy award winners or first ladies) or to compare things (e.g., the highest mountain, the longest river).
Example: If you need the most current population of Egypt by cities, find Egypt as the main heading listed in the general index, This will tell you the page to turn to for the information. Then find the subheading Population. An almanac is usually arranged by topics.
An atlas contains maps and most atlases also have mileage indicators.
The Internet contains current information on many topics, including current weather. It also has online encyclopedias and other types of resources.
A live interview provides a first- hand account of a person's experiences.
Periodicals are publications which are issued at regular intervals, such as journals, magazines, and newspapers. The Advantages of Using Periodicals Because they are published frequently, periodicals are the best sources for current information. Current events are usually discussed in periodicals long before they become the subject of a book. Periodicals often contain information on the latest trends, products, research and theories. Periodicals exist for every field and every interest, providing access to a variety of hard-to find information. Due to the shorter length of periodical articles, more topics may be covered within one volume of a periodical than in one book.
The newspaper gives the most current daily news such as current events, sports information, and daily weather.
The encyclopedia has information on many general topics and people in history.
The dictionary will give correct spellings of words, their meanings and how to pronounce a word.
A library automation program will give you the names of authors, titles of books available and a listing of books available in the library.
Let’s Play a Game Choose the best resource for the information needed.
Jessica wants to know what the weather is like in Minneapolis, Minnesota today. What resource should she use? Newspaper Encyclopedia Dictionary Library Automation Program
Andrew has a report due on American Presidents. What resource should he use? Newspaper Live interview Encyclopedia Atlas
Laura needs to find the meaning of the word “confused". What resource should she use? Almanac Atlas Dictionary Library Automation Program
Matt loves to follow the Los Angeles Lakers. He wants to know the score for the game last night. What resource should he use? Newspaper Encyclopedia Almanac Atlas
Chris wants to know about the US Presidents in order. What resource should he use? Newspaper Almanac Dictionary Atlas
Tanya loves to read books by Sharon Creech. What resource should she use to find books written by the author? Interview Almanac Library automation program Dictionary
Johnny is interested in reading about some adventures in science. What resource should he use? Dictionary Science Magazine Library automation Almanac
Justin’s family is buying a Siamese Cat. He needs information on this type of cat. What resource should he use? Dictionary Internet Newspaper Almanac
Claudia needs to find out how to pronounce a word. What resource should she use? Dictionary Atlas Almanac Television
Spencer wants to find out about the earthquake in Hawaii this morning. What resource should he use? Encyclopedia Internet Atlas Almanac
Susan is doing a report on Hawaii and needs to know a quick fact - what is the State Flower. Where should she look first? Dictionary Television Almanac Newspaper
Ben needs to know the distance between Paris and Madrid. What resource should he use first? Personal interview Newspaper Encyclopedia Internet
Marc wants the latest medical news about headaches. Which of the following would provide him with the latest research information? Books Internet Atlas Newspaper
Pat is doing research on tigers and wants to read a good general background article on the animal. Where should he look? Newspaper Almanac Encyclopedia Interview with someone that's been to a zoo and seen a tiger
Carol wants to know what it would be like to be a teacher. Where should she turn? Dictionary An interview with a teacher Encyclopedia Educational journal
Joe wants to know what time the moon rises today. The information seems to change daily. Where should he go for information? Encyclopedia Reference book on parks Local newspaper Almanac