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  1. 1. Reference, Research, and Reading
  2. 2. The Media Center <ul><li>References/Resources </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Someone or something that provides information </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Reference Librarian </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Resources </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Reference Materials </li></ul></ul></ul>Tip 1: Know what kinds of resources and reference materials are available to you!
  3. 3. Reference Sources <ul><li>Almanac </li></ul><ul><li>Atlas </li></ul><ul><li>Dictionary </li></ul><ul><li>Directory </li></ul><ul><li>Encyclopedia </li></ul><ul><li>Magazine </li></ul><ul><li>Newspaper </li></ul><ul><li>Thesaurus </li></ul>
  4. 4. Almanac <ul><li>A book that contains facts about all kinds of topics. </li></ul><ul><li>Published every year which means up to date information </li></ul><ul><li>Much of the information is in the </li></ul><ul><li> form of lists </li></ul>
  5. 5. Atlas <ul><li>Book of maps </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Some show </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Maps of certain parts of the world –Atlas of the US </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Maps of the entire world – The World Atlas </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Borders and boundaries between </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Countries, states, nations </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Bodies of water </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>oceans, lakes, rivers </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Land formations </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Continents, mountain ranges, </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>deserts, plains </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Populations of countries, </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>cities, or nations </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Dictionary <ul><li>Book about words </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Spelling </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Definition </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Parts of speech </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Verb, noun, pronoun, adjective, etc. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Word origins </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Thesaurus <ul><li>Lists of words with similar meanings. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Encyclopedia <ul><li>Contains articles on many topics. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Facts </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Explanations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Drawings </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Diagrams </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Maps </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Photographs </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Cover specific or general topics </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Encyclopedia of Gardening </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Encyclopedia Britannica </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Magazines & Newspapers <ul><li>Contain articles </li></ul><ul><li>Magazines </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Focus on a variety of topics in news or specific topics such as sports </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Contain true stories and/or fictional stories </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Printing times vary (weekly, monthly, etc.) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Newspapers </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Printing daily or weekly </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Local or global events </li></ul></ul>

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