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Continent Project

 

 

Prepared for Ms. Wood

 

To navigate to two reference databases to find information about your continent or city such as population, languages spoken, foods consumed, average income, climate, etc.

 

  1. From the media center homepage, click “Cyber Desk”.
  2. Click “Reference”. 
  3. From the top of the page, click “Encyclopedias”.

 

The two best options for this project are Encarta Online and Encyclopedia.com. 

 

Encarta

 

  1. Click “Encyclopedia Articles”. 
  2. In the Search Encarta field at the top of the page, type in the name of the continent or city you wish to research, then click “Go”. 

 

Ex. Nairobi yields results for information like when the city was founded and their national park.  Note the items listed in blue lettering are hyperlinks, which will lead you to detailed information.  Additionally, there is a map and photos.

 

Encyclopedia.com

 

  1. Select the appropriate letter of the alphabet for the name of the continent or city you wish to research.  Ex. Click “N” for Nairobi. 

 

There is a brief paragraph with basic information about this city.  Note the underlined words are hyperlinks, which will lead you to additional information.  Additionally, there are news related articles from Time, Newsweek and newspapers along with photos towards the bottom of the page.

 

If the above resources don’t meet your needs, you can utilize the online version of Land and Peoples through the Burlington County Library System. 

 

  1. Navigate to www.bcls.lib.nj.us
  2. Click “Research Databases” button.
  3. Scroll down the page to Encyclopedias.
  4. Click “Lands and Peoples Encyclopedia”.
  5. Click “Connect” button.
  6. Make sure Num Lock is on and type in your library card number, then click “Grolier Online”.
  7. Click “Lands and Peoples”.
  8. Type in search criteria under Find it Fast (Ex. El Salvador).  Click blue button and search results will appear.

 

 

 

 

Prepared by S.Gregory 10/12/2004