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Print Reference:  Print Reference Sometimes you can’t find it online There are all kinds of resources:  There are all kinds of resources Dictionaries Encyclopedias Directories Biographical sources Geographical sources Indexes & Abstracts Ready Reference sources They can be online or in text:  They can be online or in text The key is usefulness You use a similar decision tree to decide which is the most useful, whether online or not. Choosing the appropriate tool:  Choosing the appropriate tool Ask yourself some questions to guide yourself Query – what?:  Query – what? people location background directories biographical dictionaries encyclopedias Query – what?:  Query – what? things words background dictionaries almanacs statistics handbooks encyclopedias meaning spelling pronunciation synonyms usage thesauruses facts & figures Query – where?:  Query – where? places location facts & figures maps encyclopedias almanacs statistics handbooks atlases background Query – when?:  Query – when? events facts & figures encyclopedias almanacs statistics handbooks background Where can we find these tools?:  Where can we find these tools? Some are available online calculators:  calculators Geographic Calculators How Far Is It? by Indo.com, Discount Bali Hotels Surface distance between points of Latitude and Longitude TravMatix - Driving Directions with Trip Planning Date Conversions 10,000-Year Calendar! Calculate duration between two dates Calculate Number of Days Between Two Dates Number of Days Between Two Dates Calculator metric converters Conversion Maestro Conversions - online metric conversions - US customary &amp; metric conversions for unit measur Fahrenheit - Centigrade - Kelvin Temperature Conversions Conversion & Calculation Center: Measurements, Currencies, World Time, Calculators & Reference Info. How Much Is Inside calendars & time:  calendars & time Customize countdown to any date The Week Ahead | BBC Monitoring whatsonwhen.com - welcome to the world's best events at whatsonwhen ResourceShelf whatsonwhen.com - global events guide Earth Calendar The World Almanac® and Book of Facts The World Clock - Time Zones reference tools:  reference tools 20050104.The Best Online Reference Sites.SEW.Chris Sherman Internet Public Library: Reference Peter's Digital Reference Shelf Bartleby.com: Great Books Online -- Encyclopedia, Dictionary, Thesaurus and hundreds more Educator's Reference Desk Resource Guides Explainer Articles Information Please On-Line Dictionary, Internet Encyclopedia, Atlas, &amp; Almanac Reference Knowledge Hound, The How-To Hunter! LibrarySpot.com Encyclopedias, maps, online libraries, quotations, dictionaries &amp; more. Nostalgia Central PCLS REF - Links Quick Information-Reference Links Refdesk reference, facts, news, free and family friendly References - Language Links Useless Information! literature:  literature American Rhetoric.com Fiction. Bartleby.com Glossary of Literary Terms GoodQuotes.com - Funny and Inspirational Quotes Handbook of Rhetorical Devices Nonfiction. Bartleby.com Norton Anthology of English Literature Oxymorons.info - Oxymorons, Oxymoron Phrases, sayings, quotes and cliches, with their meanings and origins. Puns Galore Quotations Page - Your Source for Famous Quotes Simpson’s Contemporary Quotations The American Heritage Book of English Usage. 1996 Verse. Bartleby.com Webgrammar's free tips references, grammar, editing, spelling, design, marketing and typography math & stats:  math & stats Convert-me.Com Interactive measurements calculator, weights and measures - metric conversion Gomath.com -- FREE MATH ON-LINE TUTORING SERVICES Martindale's Calculators On-Line Center Mathematical Functions MegaPenny Project Online Weights &amp; Measures units of measure, conversion table, converters dictionaries:  dictionaries Dictionary.com glossaries on all subjects. Information Please On-Line Dictionary, Internet Encyclopedia, Atlas, &amp; Almanac Reference iTools! Language Tools - Dictionary, Thesaurus, Translate Links to Dictionaries OneLook Dictionaries Search dictionary web sites online dictionary list Online Dictionary, Encyclopedia and Thesaurus. Free access. yourDictionary.com more dictionaries:  more dictionaries Biographical Biographical Dictionary Comparisons Dictionary of Measures, Units and Conversions Dictionary of Units Cultural Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition. 2002 Online Etymology Dictionary English dictionaries:  English dictionaries American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition. 2000 American·British - British·American Dictionary AskOxford Dictionary.com Double-Tongued Word Wrester Dictionary backdoor draft Early Modern English Dictionaries Database (EMEDD) English slang and colloquialisms of the UK Merriam-Webster OnLine OEDILF - The Omnificent English Dictionary In Limerick Form RhymeZone rhyming dictionary and thesaurus Rhyming Dictionary grammar & language:  grammar & language American Word Origins Topics from Answers.com Antagonyms Crossword Puzzle Answers ENGLISH PAGE - Present Perfect Garbl's Writing Resources Online -- grammar, concise writing, writing process, style, word usage, plain language, word play, creativity Heteronyms, homographs and homonyms Online Etymology Dictionary PSEUDOdictionary Rhyming Dictionary for Poetry and Songwriting slang and linguistic news items - peevish.co.uk World Wide Words other languages:  other languages AltaVista - Babel Fish Foreign Languages for Travelers Free Language Translation - Online Translation - How To Find Free Language Translation Sites Free Translation and Professional Translation Services FREELANG - Free Dictionaries to download and Free Human Translation Google Language Tools LEXICOOL - Directory of Bilingual and Multilingual Dictionaries LookWAYup Translating Dictionary, Thesaurus, and Search Multilingual Dictionaries &amp; Translation - WPI Multilingual Dictionary - wordreference.com Multilingual Glossary for Library Search Terms World Languages Dictionaries - yourDictionary.com encyclopedias:  encyclopedias Answers.com Britannica ca. 1911 Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001 Economist - Business encyclopedia EH.Net Encyclopedia Encarta Encyclopaedia Britannica Encyclopaedia of the Orient Encyclopedia of Television Instrument Encyclopedia New Georgia Encyclopedia PRIME Mathematics Encyclopedia TechEncyclopedia W o r l d B o o k Webopedia Quick Reference Area Wikipedia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Wikipedia Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia World Book for Students World eBook Library Consortia Fast facts:  Fast facts 2001 in review 411 for Government Almanac of American Politics 2002 American Demographics American FactFinder Anniversary Names Anthems and Flags of the Nations of the World AskOxford.com Census Bureau Home Page CIA -- The World Factbook Current Value of Old Money dMarie Time Capsule Electronic Resources, UNC-CH Libraries FactCheck.org - Annenberg Political Fact Check Famous Name Changes FedForms Flag Etiquette Flag Rules and Regulations handbook History News Network If You Like... International Motor Gasoline Prices.U.S. Energy Information Administration More fast facts:  More fast facts ISO.English country names and code elements.two letter Knots Gallery Martindale's Reference Desk Calculators On-Line Center Online Weights &amp; Calculation Tools Paycheck Calculators Periodic Table of Elements Pronunciation Guide Public Records Links Behind the News Quick Area Code and Country Code Finder Search Copyright Office Records State and Local Government on the Net Telephone Directories on the Web, Phone Books, White Pages, Yellow Pages THE COST OF INFORMATION The Indianapolis Star Library The U.S. economy at-a-glance in an intuitive dashboard showing current economic measures. Econ The Virtual Acquisition Shelf &amp; News Desk U.S. Population Data Urban Legends Reference Pages Rumors of War US Code Title 36, Section 175 Useless Facts, Strange Facts, Weird Facts, Bizarre Facts, Brain Teasers, Stupid People Stories, Virtual Perpetual Calendars XE.com Universal Currency Converter Results Zip Express -- Lookup Zip Code Sources built into Firefox’s toolbar:  Sources built into Firefox’s toolbar Answers.com - Online Dictionary, Encyclopedia and much more Dictionary.com Quicksearch Type "dict <word>" in the location bar to perform a dictionary look-up Google Quicksearch Type "google <search terms>" in the location bar to perform a Google search Stock Symbol Quicksearch Type "quote <symbol>" in the location bar to perform a stock symbol look-up Urban Dictionary Type "slang <word>" in the location bar to look up something in the people's slang dictionary Wikipedia Quicksearch Type "wp <something>" in the location bar to look up something in Wikipedia, a free online encyclopedia. What’s your favorite source?:  What’s your favorite source? Librarians' Internet Index Be Spacific Gary Price’s Fast Facts Is it up to date? Does it matter? Let’s do a bit of comparison:  Let’s do a bit of comparison Task: Find materials which illuminate the combat environment experienced by those who were caught up in World War I using a specific reference tool and provide us a short verbal report Things to look at:  Things to look at In SILS library The Reader's Adviser, [volume 3 of this series, The Best in Social Sciences, History and the Arts] In Davis library Chronicle of the First World War The Marshall Cavendish Illustrated Encyclopedia of World War I The World War One Source Book On the web The World War I Document Archive Trenches on the Web research 30 minutes, report 30 minutes:  research 30 minutes, report 30 minutes

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