Reference Materials - Cannon

This set contains materials that you will find in a reference section of the library
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Dictionary
An alphabetical list of nouns,verbs,adjectives, their definitions & pronunciations
Encyclopedia
A set of books containing facts and explanations of a wide variety of subjects
Thesaurus
Uses synonyms & antonyms to replace words for enhanced writing
Atlas
A collection of maps
Almanac
A book with statistical data, facts & official records
Idioms
Words & phrases that mean something different from the literal meanings of the words
Glossary
A list of definitions to accompany a specific text
Headings
A title at the head of a page or section of a book
Subheadings
Additional information pertaining to the main title
Index
A list of subjects in the back of a book sorted alphabetically with page numbers
Table of Contents
A list of chapters at the beginning of the book & their page numbers
Biography
The account of a person's life written by someone else
Autobiography
The account of a person's life written by that person
Collective Biography
Several brief accounts of people based on common interests, backgrounds or achievements.
Artifact
An object made by human beings; often refers to a primitive tool or other relic from an earlier period
Journals
A daily record of news and events of a personal nature; a diary
Newspaper
A printed publication consisting of folded unstapled sheets and containing news, feature articles, advertisements & correspondence
Magazines
A periodical containing articles and illustrations, typically covering a particular subject.
Reference
A resource typically used in a research project
Cross-Reference
A notation in a resource, which describes where to find additional information in another resource
Internet
An electronic communications network that connects computer networks and organizational computer facilities around the world
Website
A group of World Wide Web pages usually containing hyperlinks to each other and made available online by an individual, company, educational institution, government, or organization
Search Engine
A site that uses computer software to search through data for specific information, using a key word search
Blog
a shared on-line journal where people can post diary entries about their personal experiences and hobbies
Social networking
A form of electronic communication, which users create online communities to share information, ideas, personal messages, videos, etc.