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What is an almanac?
Almanac: contains calendars, basic facts, and statistical information relationg to people, places, and events.
Example: Canadian Global Almanac (underlined)
What is an atlas?
Atlas: a collection of maps that are sometimes accompanied by textual explanations. Atlases can be geographical (maps of a certain area) or thematic (maps of a particular event or theme).
Example: National Geographic Atlas of the World (underlined)
What is an bibliography?
Bibliography: contains citations to other resources (books, articles, etc.) on a particular topic.
Example: International Bibliography of Comics Literature (underlined)
What is an biographical resource?
Biographical Resources: contains biographical information on individuals such as birth and death dates and major achievements. Biographical resources usually cover a particular field, nationality or time period.
Example: The Who's Who of Nobel Prize Winners, 1901-2000 (underlined)
Watt is chronology?
Chronology: provides time lines and dates for subjects. Chronology are usually organized by date.
Example: Chronology of the War at Sea 1939-1945: The Naval History of World War Two (underlined)
What is a dictionary?
Dictionary: contains defenitions of terms. They are organized alphabetically.
Example: Webster's Dictionary (underlined)
What is a directory?
Directory: provides contact information for individuals or organizations in a specific field or discipline.
Example: telephone directory
What is a encyclopedia?
Encyclopedia: contains brief factual information on topics. Encyclopedias are usually organized alphabetically and can be general (covering all topics) of specific to a subject.
Example: Encyclopedia of World Sport: From Ancient Times to the Present (underlined)
What is a handbook?
Handbook: contains collections of practical information (e.g., how to do something) on a topic.
Example: Handbook of Radio and Wireless Technology (underlined)
What is a thesaurus?
Thesaurus: lists synonyms and related terms. A thesaurus can be general or related to a specific subject.
Example: The Original Roget's Thesaurus of English Words and Phrases (underlined)