DEFINITION Usually a set of books in reference Includes a variety of topics and information about people, places, and things Gives a good summary of the topic Answers questions: Who? What? Where? When? How?
DEFINITION People - famous, made a contribution Examples: Presidents, Kings or Queens, explorers, scientists, artists, inventors, composers Usually not celebrities Places - Examples: rivers, lakes, mountains, cities, states, countries, continents Things - all other topics Examples: animals, dinosaurs, drawing, events, government, history, holidays, money, planets, plants, rocks, sports, science
TYPES General Example: World Book Encyclopedia By Subject Example:
ARRANGEMENT Set of books in alphabetical order Each book in the set is called a volume Topics within each volume are in alphabetical order Guide words are at the top of each page Index volume - alphabetical list of all topics in the encyclopedia and what volume & pages
HELPFUL HINTS If a subject has 2 parts, look up under the first part North America would be under N for North Pacific Ocean would be under P for Pacific Look up a person under their last name George Washington would be found under Washington King George would be found under George