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  • 1. Reference Sources Deciding where you should look for information.
  • 2. What is a reference source? A reference source is a tool people use to find information about a topic.
  • 3. What reference sources could you use to gather information for a report?
  • 4. Reference Sources Your Ideas:
  • 5. Almanac - a book of facts on many different subjects, printed yearly. Atlas - a book of maps and facts about geography Nonfiction books from our MC about your topic.
  • 6. 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. Interview people who are knowledgeable about your topic. Dictionary - use the dictionary to look up spelling, meaning, pronunciation of a word.
  • 7. Periodicals - give current & up to date information published daily, weekly, bi-monthly, or quarterly such as magazines and newspapers. Thesaurus - identifies synonyms of words giving you choices for words instead of using the same words over and over.
  • 8. What about the Internet??
  • 9. What would be the best source to use??? 1. What is a mesa? Dictionary 2. In what state is the Rocky Mountain National Park? Atlas
  • 10. 3. What is the weather forecast for Washington, D.C.? Internet, T.V., Newspaper 4. What issues led up to the Civil War? Encyclopedia 5. How do you pronounce archaeoastronomy? Dictionary
  • 11. 6. What team won the world series in 1976? Almanac 7. What is another word for indigenous ? Thesaurus 8. What states border Tennessee ? Atlas
  • 12. 9. What does a beluga whale eat? Encyclopedia 10. What is another word for ecstatic? Thesaurus
  • 13. Now YOU give it a try!

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