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CRCT Research Skills Review

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Jessica Olliff

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Now you have the information you need to choose the best resource!
Internet
magazines
encyclopedia
newspaper
almanac
thesaurus
dictionary
atlas
What sources are out there?
Pros:
MOST up to date information.
(current weather, current news)

LARGEST database of information.

Cons:
Difficult to distinguish good information from bad information.

You have to know how to narrow searches.
First let's look at the
INTERNET
Reference Book Sources
Book Parts
You need to know how to use the different parts of a book when using books for research.
Know your tools...
Research: Don't get lost!
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.
What is an Almanac?
A reference book containing an alphabetical list of words, with information given for each word, usually including meaning and pronunciation.
What is a Dictionary?
Definition of a Reference Book:
a book containing useful facts or specially organized information, as an encyclopedia, dictionary, atlas, yearbook, etc.
What is a Reference Book?
A book or bound collection of maps.
What is an Atlas?
A book of synonyms, often including related and contrasting words and antonyms.
What is a Thesaurus?
A comprehensive reference work containing articles on a wide range of subjects or on numerous aspects of a particular field, usually arranged alphabetically.
What is an Encyclopedia?
Encyclopedia
Dictionary
Thesaurus
Atlas
Almanac
Examples of Reference Books:
Magazines & Newspapers
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Almanac
Thesaurus
Atlas
Encyclopedia
Dictionary
The reference to look up words you don’t understand for their meanings.
Almanac
Thesaurus
Atlas
Encyclopedia
Dictionary
The reference that is a collection of maps in book form.
Almanac
Thesaurus
Atlas
Encyclopedia
Dictionary
Look up words here to find other words meaning the same thing.
Almanac
Thesaurus
Atlas
Encyclopedia
Dictionary
A collection of lengthy articles on subjects in alphabetical order.
Almanac
Thesaurus
Atlas
Encyclopedia
Dictionary
The reference that shows calendars, holidays, awards, sports statistics and more.
Magazines: Usually monthly, organized by specific topics.

Newspapers: Daily, have current world or local news & current weather.
http://www.oswego.org/ocsd-web/quiz/mquiz.asp?filename=pdeliareferences
Now let's take a QUIZ!
By Jessica Olliff
2013

http://www.studyzone.org/testprep/ela4/h/dictguide.cfm
Which source to use:
Guide Word Practice:
Jeopardy: https://jeopardylabs.com/play/reference-source-jeopardy
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