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1 Where Can I Find Information?

2 Your library is the place to search.

3 Your Library Offers Print Resources Online Resources

4 Print Resources Library books to be checked out (use FIEB Library Online Catalog) Encyclopedia (use the index) Almanac Atlas

5 Print Resources Dictionary Thesaurus
Magazines/Newspapers --also called periodicals

6 Encyclopedia Many volumes Articles and pictures on many subjects
Alphabetical order Articles are long and contain many details about the subject

7 Almanac animals cities countries inventions sports weather
An almanac contains up-to-date facts about many topics such as: animals cities countries inventions sports weather government events

8 Almanacs contain Tables, charts, and brief articles
Almanacs are published every year, so the facts are very current and up-to-date.

9 Atlas An atlas is a book of maps.
An atlas can provide climate, political, population, and other types of information.

10 Dictionary Shows the spellings, meanings, and pronunciations of words
Arranged in alphabetical order

11 Thesaurus A thesaurus is a book of words and their SYNONYMS arranged in alphabetical order. Antonyms are frequently shown along with the synonyms.

12 Magazines The Children’s Magazine Guide or
To locate information in magazines, use the following sources: The Children’s Magazine Guide or Reader’s Guide to Periodical Literature

13 Online Resources These resources cover all sorts of topics such as those found in print encyclopedias. These resources are current, accurate, and reputable.

14 Online Resources World Book on the Web EBSCO
World Wide Web and the Internet

15 World Book and EBSCO These sources can be accessed through the Vermilion Parish Schools Website. They can be accessed at school or home. Both are reputable, accurate, and current.

16 World Book and EBSCO To access EBSCO Hosts and databases and WorldBook Online from home, go to . Find EBSCO-WorldBook Use the usernames and passwords listed: EBSCO: username--student password--ebsco

17 World Book and EBSCO WORLD BOOK home use: username--Louisiana
password--Elementary, Middle, or Highschool depending on your level

18 World Wide Web and the Internet
With the World Wide Web and the Internet, there is almost instant access to information around the world. However, searching might be time-consuming. Be sure to use key words to help you refine your search so that you can quickly access information.

19 World Wide Web and the Internet
Search with Yahoo, Google, Alta Vista, etc. Whatever site you are using, ask yourself if the site is reputable, accurate, and current.

20 World Wide Web and the Internet
Be sure to look at the ending on the website URL to determine who owns/operates the website: .edu indicates an educational site, .org usually shows that a site is run by a nonprofit organization such as PBS or the Red Cross, .com is the most popular kind of site because companies want to advertise their products, .net is the latest of the new endings for URLs, .gov is exclusively used for sites owned and operated by the government.

21 Remember to record the bibliographic information of your sources at the time you use the sources.

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