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Found at the beginning of a book, this resource shows chapter titles and main ideas.

Found at the end of a book, this alphabetical resource lists the terms, people, or pictures found in the book and their corresponding page numbers.

Found at the bottom of a book page, these notes explain which outside source the author used. Footnotes can also be used to expand upon information in the paragraph. When found at the end of a book, these notes are called "end notes."

Found at the back of a textbook, this resource is an alphabetical list of terms and definitions.

A first-person account of an event. People write their thoughts, feelings, and observations in diaries. Many years later, historians can read the diaries to gain more information about a historical event.

Electronic mail, an excellent communication medium found on computers via Internet access. Note: in addition to traditional notes, you can also attach lengthy documents to messages to be printed out by the recipient.

Internet site which quickly scans web sites and pages for the keywords entered. Be careful to use reputable, verifiable sites when doing Internet research.

A collection of articles written by scholars and experts. Journals cover one subject, like the New England Journal of Medicine.

Provide detailed information on a particular subject or person of interest. Magazines can be a good resource because they often offer interesting slants or perspectives on different subjects, events, and people.

A daily publication of articles. The articles cover current events. A local newspaper will be a source of information for local issues and events.

A reference book containing an alphabetical list of words with their meanings and pronunciations.

A reference book containing synonyms of words. When you look up a word in the thesaurus, you will find a list of words that mean the same thing.

A series of reference books containing brief articles on a wide range of subjects and people. A good place to get a quick overview of a subject before pursuing more in-depth research. Take care that the information is not out-of-date, however.

A book of maps.

An annual publication in calendar form with weather forecasts, astronomical data, tide tables, and other information.

An object made by humans, especially an object remaining from a particular period in history.