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  • 1. Reference Tool ReviewA guide to books and websites that provide trustworthy answers and information
  • 2. The Print Reference Section Years ago, all libraries hadReference Sections. Books in this section quickly answered questions. These books had to stay in the library.
  • 3. Online Reference ToolsNow, the Reference Section isn’t as important. There are many online reference tools that quickly answer questions.
  • 4. Print vs. Online How are print reference toolsdifferent from online reference tools? How are they the same?
  • 5. AlmanacA book or website filled with facts, trivia, and statistics Find facts with keyword searches in Online Almanacs Use an index to find facts in Print Encyclopedias
  • 6. AtlasA book or website filled with maps and information about different places Search in an Online Atlas to find specific places Use an index to find places in a Print Atlas
  • 7. Dictionary A book or website that providesword definitions, spelling, and parts of speech Search an Online Dictionary to find words. Use Guide Words to locate words in a Print Dictionary
  • 8. EncyclopediaA book or website filled with articlesthat provide facts and information on many subjects. Search for articles in Online Encyclopedias Use an index to find articles in Print Encyclopedias
  • 9. PeriodicalsMost magazines and newspapers are available in print and online
  • 10. ThesaurusA book or website that provides listssynonyms and antonyms for a word Search an Online Thesaurus to find words. Use Guide Words to locate words in a Print Dictionary
  • 11. Image CreditsAll Print Title Covers are from Alexandria Online CatalogBritannica(screenshot) available atschool.eb.com/elementary, March 5, 2013Fact Monster (screenshot) available athttp://www.factmonster.com, March 5, 2013Google Maps (screenshot) available athttp://www.maps.google.com, March 5, 2013Word Central (screenshot) available athttp://www.wordcentral.com, March 5, 2013