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					Information Literacy Course
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Module 3 Using Books and Dictionaries
In this module, you will learn:  What the different parts of a book are, and
 How to identify words and their meanings in

an English dictionary.

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Author
 Person who writes the book.

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Illustrator
 Person who draws the book’s pictures.

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Publishing Company
 Company who prints the book.

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Front Cover
 The front cover of the book protects its

pages. It also tells you the title of the book and the name of the author.

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Title Page
 First page of a book which shows the title,

author, Illustrator and publisher.

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Publication Page
 Just behind the title page is the publication

page. This page gives more information about the publisher and the book.

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Contents Page
 Lists chapters and their page numbers.

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Index
 Alphabetical list of

topics and their page numbers at the back of the book.

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Glossary
 Alphabetical

listings of word definitions and their pronunciations.

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Spine
 The spine of a book

holds it together. On the spine you will find the title of the book, the author's name, the call number, and the name of the publishing company.

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Call Number
 The call number is a

group of numbers or letters that tells you where to find the book in the library. It may have numbers or letters. It may have both numbers and letters.

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Back Cover
 The back cover is an

important part of a book as it includes the book's description, benefits, reviews, author information and photo, and technical features such as ISBN, bar code, and price.
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Dictionaries (Print)
A dictionary will tell you the meaning of the word as well as:
 how to pronounce and spell it,  if it is a noun, verb, adjective, etc.

 show words with the same meaning -

'synonyms' and words with opposite meaning - 'antonyms‘
 examples of how to use words in

sentences.
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Meaning and Spelling
 Words with same
 Match 1/ noun (plural

spelling, may have different meanings

matches) a special short thin piece of wood that makes fire when you rub it on something rough
 Match 2/ noun (plural

matches) a game between two people or teams

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Use in Sentences
 Sentence Examples  Match 1/ noun (plural

matches) a special short thin piece of wood that makes fire when you rub it on something rough:

He struck a match and lit his cigarette.
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Using a Print Dictionary
 Each page in a dictionary has a

'guideword'. They appear at the top right hand and left hand of each page. The other words follow in alphabetical order.

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