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BOOK could be a print book, an e-book, a digital textbook, or an audio book. A BOOK in any form is usually more specific than a REFERENCE source. Here you will add details to the basic information you have already learned and begin to connect your basic facts together. You can use the library catalog to look up title, publisher and author information that you may need to fill in your notes.

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100 Greatest Science Inventions of All Time - Kendall Haven
Call Number: REF 609 HAV

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101 Things You Wish You'd Invented... and Some You Wish No One Had - Richard Horne (Illustrator); Tracey Turner
Call Number: 609 HOR

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Everyday Things - Christina Wilsdon
Call Number: 603 WIL
ISBN: 0531154513

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Healing and Medicine - Gerry Bailey; Steve Boulter (Illustrator); Jan Smith (Illustrator)
Call Number: 610 BAI

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Kid Who Invented the Popsicle - Don L. Wulffson
Call Number: 609 WUL

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Technology - Simon Basher (Illustrator); Dan Green
Call Number: 600 GRE

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The New Way Things Work - David Macaulay; Neil Ardley (Contribution by)
Call Number: 600 MAC

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The Way Toys Work - Edwin J. C. Sobey; Woody Sobey; Ed Sobey
Call Number: 688.72 SOB

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Toilets, Toasters and Telephones - Susan Goldman Rubin; Elsa Warnick (Illustrator)
Call Number: 683 RUB





WHO invented it?

WHAT did s/he invent? 

WHERE did the invention originate?

WHEN was it invented?

WHY did s/he invent it? Was it to make life or communication easier?

HOW  was it invented? Was it an accident? A result of years of research?


A REFERENCE could be a print encyclopedia, atlas, dictionary or thesaurus, or a digital source like a database. Here you will learn the basics of your topic, fast facts and vocabulary words that you can use later as search terms.



These tools will help you create your project.

  • NoodleTools
    A great way to quickly create your bibliography or works cited list!


DATABASES are organized, searchable sources of information, often available only with a subscription (which means you will need passwords for remote access, ask Jennifer or Clair for the passwords). Beyond that, a database can be anything: images, videos, articles from magazines or videos, or collections of print encyclopedia information. Even though you access them through the INTERNET, DATABASES have more specific information than what you will find just GOOGLING your topic. Here you will find more current information on your topic using the vocabulary words your learned from your REFERENCE and BOOK sources as your SEARCH terms.



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