Reference Books Research Materials
What is a Reference Book?   • Definition of a Reference Book:       – a book containing useful facts or specially         ...
Examples of Reference Books:   •   Encyclopedia   •   Dictionary/thesaurus   •   Atlas   •   Almanac
What is an Encyclopedia?   • A comprehensive reference work     containing articles on a wide range of     subjects or on ...
What is a Dictionary?   • A reference book containing an     alphabetical list of words, with information     given for ea...
What is a Thesaurus?   • A book of synonyms, often including     related and contrasting words and     antonyms.   thesaur...
What is an Atlas?   • A book or bound collection of maps.   atlas. (n.d.). The American Heritage® Dictionary of the Englis...
What is an Almanac?   • an annual publication containing a calendar for the     coming year, the times of such events as a...
Group Activity   • Scavenger Hunt:     – Use one of the four types of resources to       locate information requested on t...
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  1. 1. Reference Books Research Materials
  2. 2. What is a Reference Book? • Definition of a Reference Book: – a book containing useful facts or specially organized information, as an encyclopedia, dictionary, atlas, yearbook, etc. reference book. (n.d.). Dictionary.com Unabridged. Retrieved March 23, 2010, from Dictionary.com website: http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/reference book
  3. 3. Examples of Reference Books: • Encyclopedia • Dictionary/thesaurus • Atlas • Almanac
  4. 4. What is an Encyclopedia? • A comprehensive reference work containing articles on a wide range of subjects or on numerous aspects of a particular field, usually arranged alphabetically. encyclopedia. (n.d.). The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition. Retrieved March 23, 2010, from Dictionary.com website:http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/encyclopedia
  5. 5. What is a Dictionary? • A reference book containing an alphabetical list of words, with information given for each word, usually including meaning and pronunciation. dictionary. (n.d.). The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition. Retrieved March 23, 2010, from Dictionary.com website:http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/dictionary
  6. 6. What is a Thesaurus? • A book of synonyms, often including related and contrasting words and antonyms. thesaurus. (n.d.). The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition. Retrieved March 23, 2010, from Dictionary.com website:http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/thesaurus
  7. 7. What is an Atlas? • A book or bound collection of maps. atlas. (n.d.). The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition. Retrieved March 23, 2010, from Dictionary.com website:http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/atlas
  8. 8. What is an Almanac? • an annual publication containing a calendar for the coming year, the times of such events as anniversaries, sunrises and sunsets, phases of the moon and tides. • a publication containing future positions of celestial objects, star magnitudes, and culmination dates of constellations. • an annual reference book of useful and interesting facts relating to countries of the world, sports and entertainment. almanac. (n.d.). Dictionary.com Unabridged. Retrieved March 23, 2010, from Dictionary.com website: http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/almanac
  9. 9. Group Activity • Scavenger Hunt: – Use one of the four types of resources to locate information requested on the worksheet – Note which resource you used to locate the information (15 mins) – One person from each group will be the spokesman to explain why they chose that resource to locate the information.

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