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Biographies

  1. 1. How do we find Biographies?
  2. 2. Here are some facts <ul><li>There is a special section in the library for biography books </li></ul><ul><li>All biographies are shelved together </li></ul><ul><li>Biographies have a special yellow stripe on the spine </li></ul><ul><li>The books are organized in ABC order </li></ul><ul><li>The call number can help us find a book </li></ul>
  3. 3. How Biographies are Organized <ul><li>Biographies are listed in alphabetical order </li></ul><ul><li>When the first letter is the same, they move to the second letter, and so on… </li></ul>Adams Alcott Bell Carver
  4. 4. Call Number Refresher <ul><li>The book’s address </li></ul><ul><li>Located on the spine of the book </li></ul><ul><li>Clues for where to find a book </li></ul>BIO OLM
  5. 5. BIOGRAPHY CALL NUMBERS <ul><li>Color coded: Any book with a YELLOW stripe is a biography </li></ul>BIO OLM <ul><li>BIO on the first line stands for BIOGRAPHY </li></ul><ul><li>First 3 letters of the SUBJECT’S LAST NAME </li></ul>
  6. 6. Wait, I thought books were alphabetized by author? (Yes, mostly, but not biographies)
  7. 7. Biographies are Alphabetical by SUBJECT <ul><li>The Author is WHO WROTE the book </li></ul><ul><li>The Subject is WHO the book IS ABOUT </li></ul><ul><li>Biographies are organized </li></ul><ul><li>by who the book is about, </li></ul><ul><li>the SUBJECT </li></ul>
  8. 8. Try These Out… <ul><li>Will You Sign This Please, John Hancock? </li></ul><ul><li>By Jean Fritz </li></ul><ul><li>Rosa (Parks) </li></ul><ul><li>by Nikki Giovanni </li></ul><ul><li>The Man Who Made the Parks: The Story of Parkbuilder Frederick Law Olmstead </li></ul><ul><li>by Frieda Wishinsky </li></ul>
  9. 9. Did yours look like this? <ul><li>Will You Sign This Please, John Hancock ? </li></ul><ul><li>By Jean Fritz </li></ul><ul><li>Rosa ( Parks ) </li></ul><ul><li>by Nikki Giovanni </li></ul><ul><li>The Man Who Made the Parks: The Story of Parkbuilder Frederick Law Olmstead </li></ul><ul><li>by Frieda Wishinsky </li></ul>BIO HAN BIO PAR BIO OLM

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