What is a reference source? A reference source is a tool people use to find information about a topic.
What reference sources could you use to gather information for a report?
Nonfiction books from our MC about your topic. Dictionary - use the dictionary to look up spelling, meaning, pronunciation of a word. Thesaurus - identifies synonyms of words giving you choices for words instead of using the same words over and over.
Encyclopedia - contains articles on people, places, things & events. Topics are listed alphabetically. Good place to begin gathering information because it gives you a broad overview of your topic. Internet Interview people who are knowledgeable about your topic.
Periodicals - give current & up to date information published daily, weekly, bi-monthly, or quarterly such as magazines and newspapers. Telephone Book DVD’s, Videos, TV programming (TV guide)
What would be the best source to use??? 1. What is a plateau? Dictionary 2. Who won the Georgia & Alabama football game ? Internet, T.V., Newspaper
3. What is the weather forecast for Washington, D.C.? Internet, T.V., Newspaper 4. Who founded the colony of Georgia? Encyclopedia 5. How do you pronounce fungi? Dictionary
6. What does a beluga whale eat? Encyclopedia 8. What is another word for ecstatic? Thesaurus 7. What is another word for indigenous ? Thesaurus
Knowing the correct reference resource to use to find information will reduce your research time.