Reference Book

  • Reference Book

    Introduction Samuel Johnson once remarked that “Knowledge is of two kinds. We know a subject ourselves or we know where we can find the information on it”. It is in this context, the present study is basically based on the latter part of the quotation where information is found in the form of published literature. Not only has there been millions of micro or macro…

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    Illustrative Materials of Book.

    What is Illustration? Illustration means to illustrate or highlight a particular point. If you have a look at some of the earlier books in the Middle Ages such as gospels and Bible you will find thousands of illustrations. An illustration is quite different from art forms like paintings, sketches, drawings, or other fine arts. An illustration is a visualization or a depiction of a subject…

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    A brief information about Dictionary.

    What is Dictionary? The dictionary is the most widely used reference source in all types of libraries. It is one of the most common reference sources referred by the students, teachers, and researchers. The dictionary provides information about words. It is most commonly used for defining the word of language to understand the difficult words, meaning, pronunciation, etc. Development in universe of knowledge, development of…

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    Difference between General and Subject Encyclopaedia

    The main differences between general encyclopaedia and subject encyclopaedias are shown in table:         General Encyclopaedia          Subject Encyclopaedia General encyclopaedias contain a of articles and provide essential information about all the brunches of knowledge. The scope of subject encyclopaedias is limited to a clearly defined branch of knowledge. The level of treatment is likely to be non-technical and general in nature. The level of…

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    Reference Book :: its characteristics and types

    What is Reference Book:  Any written or printed composition of some length is called a book. It covers all kinds of reading materials in any form, which serves the purpose of readers whether for general or recreational reading or for study and research or for more consultation as source of information. On the other hand a reference book is usually consulted briefly to determine specific…

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