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Encyclopedia
Library online catalog, browsing reference shelves, using electronic reference sources, ask a reference librarian for assistance
Check the reputation of the publisher and its specializiation by visiting its web site and check other works published by them. Also check to see if the publisher is a university press.
Atlas
Title of the work, information in the introduction, preface or table of contents, and the index
On the library book shelves and by topic
Date of publication, whether the information is up to date and includes recent discoveries
General and subject specific
When you know the title or to find tiles by subject
Gale Virtual Reference Library
Alphabetically, topically, chronologically
Objectivity or bias on topic, language, and whether it is based on in-depth research
Dictionary
Index
Author's education, training, experience and knowledge of field in biographical information
When you begin research
When should you consult a reference source?
Ways that information in a reference book can be organized
Three ways to find reference books
What should I check to see if the book's author is authoritative?
Go to this online database to find reference books
When should you use the online library catalog to find a reference book?
What should I check to see if a book is current?
Defines words and terms; confirms spelling, definition, and pronounciation
Where can I find reference books and how are they arranged?
Name both types of reference sources and their characteristics.
What should you consider for a book's reliability?
Lists citations to peridoical articles, books, and proceedings, and tells where they can be found
Some ways to determine what the scope of coverage is for a reference source
Covers knowledge, or branches of knowledge in a comprehensive, but summary fashion, useful for providing facts and giving a broad survey of a topic
A book of maps or geographical information
How should I check the reputation of the publisher?

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Name both types of reference sources and their characteristics.General and subject specific
When should you consult a reference source?When you begin research
Some ways to determine what the scope of coverage is for a reference sourceTitle of the work, information in the introduction, preface or table of contents, and the index
Ways that information in a reference book can be organizedAlphabetically, topically, chronologically
Defines words and terms; confirms spelling, definition, and pronounciationDictionary
A book of maps or geographical informationAtlas
Covers knowledge, or branches of knowledge in a comprehensive, but summary fashion, useful for providing facts and giving a broad survey of a topicEncyclopedia
Lists citations to peridoical articles, books, and proceedings, and tells where they can be foundIndex
Go to this online database to find reference booksGale Virtual Reference Library
Where can I find reference books and how are they arranged?On the library book shelves and by topic
When should you use the online library catalog to find a reference book?When you know the title or to find tiles by subject
Three ways to find reference booksLibrary online catalog, browsing reference shelves, using electronic reference sources, ask a reference librarian for assistance
What should I check to see if a book is current?Date of publication, whether the information is up to date and includes recent discoveries
What should I check to see if the book's author is authoritative?Author's education, training, experience and knowledge of field in biographical information
How should I check the reputation of the publisher?Check the reputation of the publisher and its specializiation by visiting its web site and check other works published by them. Also check to see if the publisher is a university press.
What should you consider for a book's reliability?Objectivity or bias on topic, language, and whether it is based on in-depth research