Reference Books. Reference books have a special purpose in the media center. They are shelved in a special area. They are used to:. gather information for a report find an answer to a question read about something you’re interested in find words and their meanings or synonyms.
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Reference books have a special purpose in the media center. They are shelved in a special area. They are used to:
Reference books have “Ref” as part of their call number. A call number tells you where the book is located. You will find the call number on the spine of the book.
A dictionary is a book of words listed alphabetically.
You can use a dictionary to:
1.nounA musical instrument with a hollow body covered with a stretched skin that makes a loud noise when you hit it.
2.verb To beat a drum or other surfaces with drumsticks or with your fingers.Joe drummed his fingers on the table.>drumming,drummed>noun drummer
3. noun A container shaped like a drum. Oil is stored in a drum.
Guide words are found at the top of each page in a dictionary. These words can “guide” you to the page where your word is located. The guide words are the first and last words on the page.
Gather all the facts in the Reference Area!