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Online Reference Resources: Dictionaries / Encyclopedias

Research Issues:

Being Information Literate is defined as having “The competencies and skills students need to locate, retrieve, evaluate, analyse, and use information. These competencies are developed over time and are essential for lifelong learning.”

To help establish just what you need to look for, it is good to sort out what your key words are, their definitions and right spellings, and some basic facts of time and place and people involved. To do this you need to look first at dictionaries and encyclopedias. In libraries you usually find them at the Dewey numbers 423 and 030 respectively. Internet based encyclopedias and dictionaries can be found at the links listed below.