Another non-fiction part of the library.
What is it?                          The Reference section of a library is where  informational books are located. Refe...
Where is it? In this library…On the shelves surrounding where you are sitting. In other libraries…Look for the referenc...
How is it organized?     The call numbers of reference books have:   a first line of "R" or "REF,"   the Dewey number ...
In a reference section                       Encyclopedias   Dictionaries   Almanacs   Thesauruses
Review of Indexes               What are they?
Indexes n. pl. in·dex·es or in·di·ces (-d-sz)1. Something that serves to guide, point out, or   otherwise facilitate ref...
Encyclopedias   Let’s look at an Encyclopedia’s Index.
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The reference section

  1. 1. Another non-fiction part of the library.
  2. 2. What is it?  The Reference section of a library is where informational books are located. Reference books cannot be checked out or leave the library. Generally people only use a section of information from a reference book, not the entire book.
  3. 3. Where is it? In this library…On the shelves surrounding where you are sitting. In other libraries…Look for the reference desk where a librarian will be located.
  4. 4. How is it organized?  The call numbers of reference books have:  a first line of "R" or "REF,"  the Dewey number for the subject covered,  then the first three letters of the authors last name, or the first three letters of the title if the author is not identified.
  5. 5. In a reference section  Encyclopedias Dictionaries Almanacs Thesauruses
  6. 6. Review of Indexes  What are they?
  7. 7. Indexes n. pl. in·dex·es or in·di·ces (-d-sz)1. Something that serves to guide, point out, or otherwise facilitate reference, especially:a. An alphabetized list of names, places, and subjects treated in a printed work, giving the page or pages on which each item is mentioned.
  8. 8. Encyclopedias  Let’s look at an Encyclopedia’s Index.

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