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  1. 1. Imagine that you are planning a trip to Hawaii this summer and need some information to help you plan…
  2. 2. Types of Reference Tools There are different reference resources you can use to find different information to help you plan your trip to Hawaii:Ency Thesaurus c l o pe Dictionary dia Atlas Almanac
  3. 3. Reference SectionMost libraries a have special collectionof books that are written to help youquickly find information.Where is the reference section located inour library?
  4. 4. Dictionary A dictionary provides information about words.  spelling  pronunciation  word meaning  part of speech (noun, verb, adjective, etc.)Entry words are in alphabetical order.Guide words are the words at the top ofevery page. They tell you the first andlast word on that page.
  5. 5. Dictionary Use if you wonder: “Where did this word come from?”“Is this word a noun or an adjective?” “What does this word mean?” “How do I pronounce this word?”
  6. 6. Thesaurus Gives you words with similar or related meanings Synonyms (words with almost the same meaning) Antonyms (opposites) Guide words Sometimes provide sentence examples Useful when writing (to make it more interesting)
  7. 7. Thesaurus Use if you wonder:“What is another word that means the same things as…”
  8. 8. EncyclopediaUsually a set of booksOrganized alphabetically in volumesSpecific topicContain general information about famous people, places and things.
  9. 9. Encyclopedia Use if you wonder:“Where can I get an overview of World War II? “What is a brief history of man’s journey into space?” “Who was Neil Armstrong?”
  10. 10. AlmanacLots of quick facts and informationVery currentPublished each yearNot alphabeticalUse index to find page number
  11. 11. Almanac Use if you wonder: “What is the tallest…longest…oldest…?”“What is the average temperature of this city in May?”“Where can I see a graph of the cities with the most air pollution?”
  12. 12. Answer the following questions to review what you learned about reference tools and howthese tools could help you learn more about Hawaii before your trip!
  13. 13. You know that you will say the word “beautiful” a lot onyour trip. Where could you look to find a different word touse instead that means the same as “beautiful”? a. Almanac b. Encyclopedia c. Thesaurus d. Dictionary
  14. 14. Correct Answer: c. – Thesaurus
  15. 15. Where could you look to find the averagetemperature of Maui, Hawaii in July 2011? a. Atlas b. Encyclopedia c. Dictionary d. Almanac
  16. 16. Correct Answer: d. – Almanac
  17. 17. To find which islands are next toMaui you would use…a. Almanacb. Atlasc. Thesaurusd. Encyclopedia
  18. 18. Correct Answer: b. – Atlas
  19. 19. Where would you look to find thebasic history of Hawaii and how itbecame a state?a. Dictionaryb. Almanacc. Encyclopediad. Thesaurus
  20. 20. Correct Answer: c. - Encyclopedia
  21. 21. To found out how to pronouncethe word “luau” I would use…a. Almanacb. Dictionaryc. Thesaurusd. Atlas
  22. 22. Correct Answer: b. - Dictionary
  23. 23. Summing up…Now you know how to find information in 
reference bookto plan for your 
vacation.With this knowledge, you can plan a trip 
anywhere in theworld.Reading really can take you on an 
unforgettable journey
  24. 24. REMEMBER! Choose the best referenceresource to find information quickly!