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Standard Reference Material Encyclopedias and Textbooks Periodicals and Pamphlets Atlases, Dictionaries, Almanacs, and Thesaurus Electronic Resources: Websites, Databases, Periodicals, etc.
Facts about ENCYCLOPEDIAS Encyclopedias are often multi-volume books. They are now available in electronic format. Regardless of format, encyclopedias contain articles that give general information about a wide range of subjects. Entries in an encyclopedia are listed in alphabetical order by topic, so you have to know what you’re looking for.
Facts about TEXTBOOKS Another good starting point for a research project is your own textbook. Textbooks are full of information you can use when starting a research project.
Facts about Periodicals Periodicals are published at intervals –Types of Periodicals Magazines Newspapers Journals
Pamphlets Pamphlets are short booklets published by government agencies, businesses, and other organizations, are another resource. Organizations use pamphlets to tell people who they are and what they do. Pamphlets can also provide general information to the public.
Parts of a Book Title of book Author Publisher Title Page & Copyright Page
Table of Contents Appears at the beginning of a book and lists its major sections, often chapters, along with the pages they start on. A Table of Contents Does Not go into detail about what is in the chapter or section.
Indexes An alphabetical list of every topic covered in a book. Gives page numbers where topic can be found in the book. It’s usually located on the very last pages of the book. The index is much more detailed than the table of contents.
Bibliographies A list of the resources used to write a book or paper. Authors include the bibliography at the end of the book, just before the index. Bibliographies are also referred to as the “Works Cited” page. Protects against plagiarism Allows others to locate other resources used to look up more information.
Bibliographies cont. A book with one author: Example: Harris, Katherine. The Garbage Crisis: Facing America’s Waste Problem. Baton Rouge, LA: Louisiana State University Press, 2002.
Bibliographies cont. A book with more than one author: Example: Robertson, Karen, Sam R. Johnson, and Kelly Williams. Keeping It Clean: Modern Strategies for Waste Disposal. Winnfield, LA: Mudberg Press, 2001.
Bibliographies cont. A book with an editor Example: Guillermo, Carmine, ed. Privatization in Waste Management. Newark, NJ : 1998.
Bibliographies cont. Book or Pamphlet issued by an organization Example: Environmental Protection Agency. Recycle Today. Washington, D.C.: Environmental Protection Agency, 2000.
Bibliographies cont. Magazine or Newspaper Article Example : Davis, Marietta. “ The Great Recycling Travesty”. Weekly News Journal 23 September 2003: 22-23.
Bibliographies cont. No Author Available Example : “New Recycling Program Seen as Successful”. Wilmington Daily Gazette 18 April 2000: B1.
Bibliographies cont. Website Example: Medline Plus. U.S. National Library of Medicine and National Institutes of Health. 10 March 2010 http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/medlineplus.html. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/medlineplus.html
Glossary Dictionary format Includes new or unfamiliar words Listed in alphabetical order Meanings of important words Appears in bold writing