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General Reference BooksAtlas Almanac Dictionary Encyclopedia Biographical Dictionary Thesaurus Geographical Dictionary Reader’s Guide
Atlas A book of maps and charts
Almanac Published yearly. Gives facts on many subjects.Contains information that happened the year before. Contains an index.
Dictionary Definition Spelling PronunciationAbridged- contains only the most common English words and their definitions. Unabridged – contains all the words in the English language.
Encyclopedia Encyclopedia is a set of books (or a one-volume book) that gives general information on many topics.
Geographical DictionaryWestminster Abbey A dictionary of cities and countries of the world. Mt. Kilimanjaro
Thesaurus HAPPY FORTUNATE LOVE AFFECTION STOP HALT HATE DETESTATIONA dictionary of words that have similar meanings.
Reader’s Guide Book of magazine topics Listed in alphabetical orderby subject
Some Information from AT&T Education - 21 st Century Literacies Choosing the Right Resource.
The Research Process Library Resources What is available in your Library?
Research/ Reference Skills
Where Can I Find Information?
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Using Print Reference Sources for Research
Dictionary, Almanac, Encyclopedia, Atlas, Thesaurus
The “Ready for Reference” Quiz
Reference Sources Print Online Library References 8Almanac 8Atlas 8Biographical Dictionary 8Dictionary/Unabridged Dictionary 8Geographical Dictionary.
Modified from Bedford High School
Reference Materials. Dictionary Word meanings Pronunciation Parts of speech Words are in alphabetical order.
D ICTIONARY D AY Hooray. H OW W ELL D O Y OU K NOW T HE D ICTIONARY ? Choose the Correct Answers for the Following Questions:
dic-tion-ar-y – a book that explains the words of a language. It is arranged in alphabetical order. It provides the meaning, pronunciation, or spelling.
Harcourt Theme 3 Whole Group Lesson 11 Day 5.
Focus Skill: Reference Sources. Good readers use reference sources to help them find information.
Reference Sources Library 150 Week 5. What is a reference source? A reference source is an information source that’s designed to be referred to for pieces.
Research Papers Locating Your Sources. Two Kinds of Sources Primary source: original text, document, interview, speech, or letter (it is the text itself)
Reference Materials adapted from kJ:classroom.jc- schools.net/coleytech/dynamic_curriculum/Language/thirdgrade_referencematerials.
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