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Some Information from AT&T Education - 21 st Century Literacies http://www.kn.pacbell.com/wired/21stcent/ Choosing the Right Resource
Dictionary What resource do I use if I want to… define a word?
Atlas What resource do I use if I want to… find a map?
Phone Book What resource do I use if I want to… find the phone number of the local movie theater?
Encyclopedia What resource do I use if I want to… find basic information about my topic?
Book of Quotations What resource do I use if I want to… find a quote?
Biography What resource do I use if I want to… find information about a person's life and work ?
Index What resource do I use if I want to… find the contents of magazines, journals, newspapers, etc.
Almanac What resource do I use if I want to… find information about trends in the weather for the coming year?
Readers Guide to Periodical Literature What resource do I use if I want to… find a magazine article about my research topic?
Bibliography What resource do I use if I want to… find list of reference materials, usually about the same topic or by the same author, used in research ?
Copyright What is… the document that grants exclusive right to publish and sell literary or musical or artistic work ?
Card Catalogue What resource do I use if I want to… find a listing of all the books in a library ?
Newspaper What resource do I use if I want to… find an article about something that just happened ?
Periodical What resource do I use if I want to… Find an article that appeared in a magazine ?
Thesaurus What resource do I use if I want to… find a synonym for a word ?
Nonfiction What kind of book do I read if I want to read… works portraying events which actually occurred and/or characters who actually existed ?
Journal What type of periodical is… dedicated to a particular subject ?
STATE THE STEPS FOR CHOOSING A TOPIC
The Research Process Library Resources What is available in your Library?
Using and Choosing Reference Sources
General Reference Books
Research/ Reference Skills
Where Can I Find Information?
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Online Databases Learning Targets I can use Online Databases to find 1-2 articles related to my topic. I can use Online Databases to find 1-2 articles.
Grammar Reference Materials
Alabama Virtual Library A World of Knowledge at Your Fingertips.
Basic Research Skills M. Holt SHS Librarian.
Reference Sources Print Online Library References 8Almanac 8Atlas 8Biographical Dictionary 8Dictionary/Unabridged Dictionary 8Geographical Dictionary.
Open at 7:35 until 3:00 Including lunch time Courteous to others maintain low voices Take care of materials borrowed Library is not a hallway… PLEASE.
Reference Skills How much do you know?. If you were doing a report on an animal, and you kept using the word “interesting” too many times, what is the.
Locating Information and Reference Sources Review Quiz.
Possible Research Sources Stage #2 Which resources are the best to use for my topic or project?
Where would you find the opposite of the word “happy”? A.) Encyclopedia B.) Dictionary C.) Thesaurus D.) Atlas E.) Almanac.
What information can be found in an atlas? A.) phone numbers B.) street names C.) city mayors D.) land and water features.
Using journals What is a journal? Why use them? How do I find them? How do I find out what’s in them? What about referencing?
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