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Grade 6: ELA Library Class: Periodicals & Reference Sources

Periodicals

Periodicals

  • Information published on a regular basis or fixed period of time
  • Published frequently - best print source for current information

 

Examples of Periodicals:

  • Magazines -  Published weekly, biweekly, monthly or bimonthly.  
     
  • Newspapers -  Published daily or weekly.
     

    

                                                                Source: weareteachers.com

Reference Sources

Reference Sources

  • Great resources to use as you begin your research.  
  • They provide background information and overviews of topics.  

 

                                                  Source: ucla.edu

Examples of Reference Sources:

  • General Encyclopedia - Summaries of factual information on a wide range of topics.
    • Ex. World Book Encyclopedia
       
  • Special Encyclopedia - Summaries of factual information on a specific subject
    • Ex. Science Encylopedia, Encylopedia of Dance
       
  • Dictionary - Provides definitions of words.   
    • Can be general (ex. Merriam-Webster) 
    • Or for a specific subject (ex. Science Dictionary)
       
  • Thesaurus - Provides synonyms and antonyms of words.  
     
  • Almanac - Compilation of facts and statistics
     
  • Atlas - A book of maps, charts and geographical information.