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Want some quick, easy answers? Then you want reference tools - books and online services that provide information "on the go." Let's review how almanacs, atlases, dictionaries, encyclopedias, thesaurus, and other reference sources help us. We will also present some examples of each.

Oh - and don't forget, librarians provide reference services too. Have a question, please ask. We like to help; we like to share. library reference almanacs atlases dictionaries encyclopedias thesaurus

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Reference Tools

  1. 1. Reference Tools Quick Easy Answers When You Need It When You Want It In Your Library 2008, William P. Breitsprecher & BreitLinks. All rights reserved. www.breitlinks.com
  2. 2. Reference Section • Information books • Kept in library • Online websites • Quick answers • Have a question? • Ask librarian! 2008, William P. Breitsprecher & BreitLinks. All rights reserved. www.breitlinks.com
  3. 3. Almanacs • Collection of Facts • The Old Farmer’s Almanac • World Almanac for Kids • Kid’s Almanac 2008, William P. Breitsprecher & BreitLinks. All rights reserved. www.breitlinks.com
  4. 4. Atlases • Includes maps • May have other facts • Goode’s World Atlas • Ultimate Atlas of Almost Everything 2008, William P. Breitsprecher & BreitLinks. All rights reserved. www.breitlinks.com
  5. 5. Dictionaries • Define words • Pronounce words • American Heritage Children’s Dictionary • Scholastic Children's Dictionary • Specialty Dictionaries 2008, William P. Breitsprecher & BreitLinks. All rights reserved. www.breitlinks.com
  6. 6. Encyclopedias • General information • People, places things • World Book • Scholastic Children’s Encyclopedia 2008, William P. Breitsprecher & BreitLinks. All rights reserved. www.breitlinks.com
  7. 7. Thesaurus • Show words with same meaning • Great for writing, reports • Children’s Thesaurus • Heritage Children's Thesaurus 2008, William P. Breitsprecher & BreitLinks. All rights reserved. www.breitlinks.com
  8. 8. Some Other Reference • Guinness World Book of Records • Famous First Facts • The American Book of Days • Fiesta: Country Series 2008, William P. Breitsprecher & BreitLinks. All rights reserved. www.breitlinks.com
  9. 9. More Reference Books • Holiday Festivals and Celebrations of the World Dictionary • A Treasury of American Folklore • The Oxford Dictionary of Nursery Rhymes 2008, William P. Breitsprecher & BreitLinks. All rights reserved. www.breitlinks.com
  10. 10. Even MORE Reference • Smithsonian’s Birds of America • Words to Rhyme With • Wisconsin Blue Book • Childcraft • The Grolier Library of American Biographies 2008, William P. Breitsprecher & BreitLinks. All rights reserved. www.breitlinks.com
  11. 11. Reference Librarians • Don’t forget – ask librarians too • Like to help, share • Reference desk • “Next question please!” 2008, William P. Breitsprecher & BreitLinks. All rights reserved. www.breitlinks.com

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