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.
Person who writes the book.
Person who draws the book’s pictures.
Company who prints the book.
The front cover of the book protects its
pages. It also tells you the title of the book and the name of the author.
First page of a book which shows the title,
author, Illustrator and publisher.
Just behind the title page is the publication
page. This page gives more information about the publisher and the book.
Lists chapters and their page numbers.
Alphabetical list of
topics and their page numbers at the back of the book.
listings of word definitions and their pronunciations.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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.