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Research/ Reference Skills. 7 th – 8 th grade. Encyclopedia Atlas Almanac Dictionary Thesaurus Magazines Newspapers. Hardcopy References. Encyclopedia. Includes information on a wide range of topics or subjects Arranged in alphabetical order by subject. Atlas.

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research reference skills

Research/Reference Skills

7th – 8th grade

hardcopy references
Encyclopedia

Atlas

Almanac

Dictionary

Thesaurus

Magazines

Newspapers

Hardcopy References
encyclopedia
Encyclopedia
  • Includes information on a wide range of topics or subjects
    • Arranged in alphabetical order by subject
atlas
Atlas
  • A bound collection of all types of maps of the world, a country, or state
world almanac
World Almanac
  • A yearly calendar providing a wide variety of information on the times of certain events
    • Dates of holidays
    • Rising and setting of sun and moon
    • Range of important events
reader s guide to periodicals
Reader’s Guide to Periodicals
  • The Reader's Guide is an alphabetically-arranged index to magazine articles which you locate by looking up either subjects or authors.  The subject approach is most commonly used.  All abbreviations used in the guide can be found in the front of the issue. 
newspapers magazines
Newspapers/Magazines
  • Many cities in America publish daily newspapers (Ex: The Abbeville Meridional) and
  • Magazines (Ex: Newsweek) are available on almost any subject
  • Newspapers and magazines are referred to as periodicals because they are published on a regular basis
dictionary
Dictionary
  • Spellings
  • Definitions
  • Pronunciation
  • Parts of speech
  • An unabridged dictionary also gives the origin of the word
thesaurus
Thesaurus
  • A book of synonyms and antonyms
some features reference sources may have in common
Some Features Reference Sources may have in Common
  • Title Page
  • Table of Contents
  • Glossary
  • Index
  • Bibliography
title page
Title Page
  • Title
  • Author
  • Publisher
  • Place of publication
  • Don’t forget the back of page
    • Copyright date, publisher, city of publication, other information about the book
table of contents
Table of Contents
  • What the book contains is broken down by
    • Chapters
    • Page Numbers
    • Includes where to find

Glossary

Index

glossary
Glossary
  • Includes important words from the textbook along with their definitions; it is the dictionary of a textbook
  • Located at the back of the book, before the Index
    • It is in alphabetical order
index
Index
  • Includes information about everything in the book and which page(s) to find the information in the book
    • located at the very back of the book
    • listed in alphabetical order
bibliography
Bibliography
  • Reference page for list of other sources for a book/paper
    • Alphabetical order by the author’s last name
      • Also includes book title, where published, publisher, copyright date, page numbers (if cited)
which source would be used to learn to pronounce a word
Which source would be used to learn to pronounce a word?
  • Thesaurus
  • Dictionary
  • Almanac
  • Encyclopedia
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Your family is driving to Boston, Massachusetts, this summer. Where would you look to find out how long the drive will be?
  • Globe
  • U.S. Atlas
  • Encyclopedia
  • Geography book
slide19
John wants to find out which football team won the Rose Bowl in 1992. What resource would help him find this information?
  • Dictionary
  • The Readers’ Guide to Periodical Literature
  • The World Almanac
  • An Atlas
slide21
Jamal is reading a book about dinosaurs. Where should he look to find the definition of a word he doesn’t know?
  • Title page
  • Table of contents
  • Index
  • Glossary
which of the following is an annual publication with a calendar for the year
Which of the following is an annual publication with a calendar for the year?
  • Atlas
  • Almanac
  • Thesaurus
  • Dictionary
what question can anna answer using a thesaurus
What question can Anna answer using a thesaurus?
  • What is the capital of Maine?
  • What words means the same as funny?
  • What do bears do when they hibernate?
  • Does it ever snow in Spain?
slide24
While doing math homework, Taquila became confused by two words, numeratorand denominator. Where in her book would she most likely find correct definitions of these words?
  • Table of contents
  • Glossary
  • Title page
  • Index
in which of these resources would you find a listing of major earthquakes during the last century
In which of these resources would you find a listing of major earthquakes during the last century?
  • Almanac
  • Thesaurus
  • Dictionary
  • Encyclopedia
which resource would contain information on the development of electricity
Which resource would contain information on the development of electricity?
  • Atlas
  • Almanac
  • Dictionary
  • Encyclopedia
which part of the book gives the name of the book and the name of the publisher
Which part of the book gives the name of the book and the name of the publisher?
  • Index
  • Glossary
  • Title page
  • Table of Contents
which would be the best source for info about the years dr martin luther king jr was alive
Which would be the best source for info about the years Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was alive?
  • Atlas
  • Thesaurus
  • Dictionary
  • Encyclopedia
the part of the book that contains references to other sources is called the
The part of the book that contains references to other sources is called the…
  • Atlas
  • Index
  • Glossary
  • Bibliography
where would you find a brief summary of abraham lincoln s life
Where would you find a brief summary of Abraham Lincoln’s life?
  • Atlas
  • Thesaurus
  • Dictionary
  • Encyclopedia
what piece of information would be found on a title page
What piece of information would be found on a title page?
  • Author’s name
  • History of the publisher
  • Number of pages in the book
  • Number of other books by the author
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Pat is looking for info on fossils. Which resource would give him a list of articles on rocks and fossils found in magazines and other publications?
  • Thesaurus
  • Textbook glossary
  • Poor Richard’s Almanac
  • Reader’s Guide to Periodicals
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