4Print ResourcesLibrary books to be checked out (use FIEB Library Online Catalog)Encyclopedia (use the index)AlmanacAtlas
5Print Resources Dictionary Thesaurus Magazines/Newspapers --also called periodicals
6Encyclopedia Many volumes Articles and pictures on many subjects Alphabetical orderArticles are long and contain many details about the subject
7Almanac animals cities countries inventions sports weather An almanac contains up-to-date facts about many topics such as:animals citiescountries inventionssports weathergovernment events
8Almanacs contain Tables, charts, and brief articles Almanacs are published every year, so the facts are very current and up-to-date.
9Atlas An atlas is a book of maps. An atlas can provide climate, political, population, and other types of information.
10Dictionary Shows the spellings, meanings, and pronunciations of words Arranged in alphabetical order
11ThesaurusA thesaurus is a book of words and their SYNONYMS arranged in alphabetical order.Antonyms are frequently shown along with the synonyms.
12Magazines The Children’s Magazine Guide or To locate information in magazines, use the following sources:The Children’s Magazine GuideorReader’s Guide to Periodical Literature
13Online ResourcesThese resources cover all sorts of topics such as those found in print encyclopedias.These resources are current, accurate, and reputable.
14Online Resources World Book on the Web EBSCO World Wide Web and the Internet
15World Book and EBSCOThese sources can be accessed through the Vermilion Parish Schools Website.They can be accessed at school or home.Both are reputable, accurate, and current.
16World Book and EBSCOTo access EBSCO Hosts and databases and WorldBook Online from home, go to .Find EBSCO-WorldBookUse the usernames and passwords listed:EBSCO: username--studentpassword--ebsco
17World Book and EBSCO WORLD BOOK home use: username--Louisiana password--Elementary, Middle, or Highschool depending on your level
18World 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.
19World 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.
20World 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.
21Remember to record the bibliographic information of your sources at the time you use the sources.