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Using Encyclopedias:
Straight to the Source

When you look up something in an encyclopedia, you choose a key word to look under. What do you do if your key word isn't in the encyclopedia? Think of another bigger idea that your subject fits into.

Read each statement. Then list two key words you might use to find more information in an encyclopedia.

1. James Madison helped write the first ten amendments to the Constitution of the United States, also known as the Bill of Rights. How can you find out more about the Bill of Rights?

Key word:write on line

Key word:write on line

2. George Mason wrote the Virginia Declaration of Rights. Thomas Jefferson used some of the ideas in it when he wrote the Declaration of Independence. James Madison used the Virginia Declaration of Rights when he wrote the Bill of Rights. How can you find out more about Mason's ideas?

Key word:write on line

Key word:write on line

3. Sometimes an encyclopedia entry will tell you other key words to look up. List some key words the encyclopedia gives for the Constitution of the United States. write on line write on line

For more practice, try Using Encyclopedias: There's More to Know.


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