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How toencyclopedia

  1. 1. How to use an Encyclopedia Heather Smith and Leigh Sutherland
  2. 2. What is an Encyclopedia?  A Book of Information about People, Places, Events and Beliefs  A Book of Facts  Facts are Arranged Alphabetically
  3. 3. How to use an Encyclopedia  Select the Correct Encyclopedia  Select the Encyclopedia that has the first letter of the topic you are researching on the spine  Ask an adult or friend for help if you’re unsure which encyclopedia you should be using
  4. 4. How to use an Encyclopedia  Find your Topic  Use the guidewords at the top of the pages to find your topic, which is arranged alphabetically  Your topic will be listed in Bold print to help you find it on the page  Ask an adult or friend to help if you’re unsure where to find your topic in the encyclopedia
  5. 5. How to use an Encyclopedia  Your Topic  May be broken up into different categories  If there are categories about your topic, read each category in bold print to decide which categories you should be reading in order to learn more  If there are no categories, then read the section about topic in it’s entirety
  6. 6. How to use an Encyclopedia  Taking Notes  Begin to search for the information you need (the librarian will give you a worksheet to fill out)  Carefully copy the information from the encyclopedia onto the paper, making sure you’re copying everything exact
  7. 7. How to use an Encyclopedia  Finishing Up  Make sure you write down where you found your information (which encyclopedia you used)  Return the encyclopedia back to the shelf  Keep the encyclopedia with it’s set and in alphabetical order  Ask an adult of friend for help if you’re unsure where the encyclopedia should go

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