Monday, March 26th

Curated Resources for Classes in the Library Today

Welcome to the Library!

Period One- SNC1D
Ms. Patel’s Grade 9 Science class will be coming down to work on their Circuit Builder assignment.

Students, the linnk for your assignment can be found here at http://www.explorelearning.com.

 

 

Period Two- PSK4U

Mr. Abdelnour’s PSK4U class will be in for the last of their Sports Injuries Presentations.

Thursday March 22nd

Curated Resources for Classes in the Library Today

Welcome to the Library!

Period One- CHC2D7
Mr. Philippou’s Grade 10 Pre-IB History class is coming to work on their 1920s assignment.

The Library’s Catalogue also will allow you on-site and remote access to our Print, Electronic and Streaming Video Collection.


Citation

You will be using the 17th updated version of the Chicago Manual of Style.

Yes, there is now a 17th Edition. Which means the old PDF or printout you’ve used in the past is now obsolete. You are welcome to take it out of your binder and (safely and neatly) throw it into the Blue Bin. Shooting for 3 works, but I’d suggest an aggressive dunk.

The new file can be found right here at Chicago Citation at Laurier.

The basics are unchanged, but we feel that this new resource will provide you with a thorough overview of the expectations laid out by the 17th Edition of the Chicago Manual of Style.

Look at this slide show for basics on how/where/when to use the Footnotes.

Here is an example essay file called From the dawn of time where you see how footnotes work.

 

This is how you would your supplementary course textbook would look like in the Bibliogrpahy.

 

Freeman-Shaw, Elizabeth and Jan Haskings-Winner. Canadian Sources Investigated: 1914

To the Present. Toronto: Emond Montgomery Publications Limited. 2008.

 

 

Period Two- PSK4U

Mr. Abdelnour’s PSK4U class will be in for their Sports Injuries Presentations.

Wednesday, March 21st

Curated Resources for Classes in the Library Today

Welcome to the Library!

Period One- ENG3C
Ms. Muzzi’s ENG3C class is coming to the Library to select a novel for their Independent Study.

Selecting “the right” novel is the an incredibly important part of this process. If you pick a book that bores you, your assignment will definitely bore everyone else.

So, how do you pick a good book?

For the students present today, our Library Staff will spend time with you and discuss how to pick a great book, or where you can find different books in our Library.

If you were absent, you can try the following, or ask a Teacher Librarian for help.

Using the Catalogue
The Library’s Catalogue also will allow you on-site and remote access to our Print, Electronic and Streaming Video Collection.

Here’s some advice.

  1. Do you have a favourite author? If so, pick a book they’ve written which you have not read to avoid reruns.
  2. Do you have a favourite movie? Or maybe a favourite video game? Knowing that genre might give us more to work with.
  3. You can try reading the back of a book, but keep in mind that those are written by people trying to get you to buy the book. They’re going to make that book seem as exciting as they can, right?
  4. You can use Goodreads, which has general synopsis and a lists of great reads, defined by genre.
  5. Ms. Muzzi has asked that your book be age appropriate and at least 200 pages long. Keep that in mind while searching.

Monday, March 19th

Curated Resources for Classes in the Library Today

Welcome to the Library!

Period 1 – ESLD/E

Ms. Ahmed’s ESLD/E class is coming in for a lesson on MLA citation.

MLA is the style of choice for students studying in the Arts. You’ll find that it is used across all English classes here at Laurier (and most English Lit. courses in University too)

While you’ve probably seen MLA before, remember that is has undergone changes over the years. An easy primer on how to cite in MLA at Laurier can be found HERE.

In session, we will go over how to cite sections a novel and a textbook. We’ll also touch on citation generators and discuss why they’re a poor choice at this stage in your academic careers.

You will also complete the following assignment for the end of the period. Please ensure that you include your name and Teacher’s name on the document before printing today. The assignment can be downloaded here at MLA Assignment – ESL.

Remember to look to OWL @ Purdue for other questions that arise about citation. It’s where Mr. Kosowan or Ms. Vilicic go when we’re looking for information about citation.

Thursday, March 8th

Period 1 – CHY4U1

Ms. Gaudette’s Grade 12 History class is working in the Library on their Essay. A PDF of the assignment can be found here.

JSTOR is an excellent resource for the Humanities. Whilst logged into the TDSB network, there are no ID/PW issues. When using the database remotely, remember that you are provided access to JSTOR through your Toronto Public Library card. Please check the TPL’s website for information.

Fordham University has created an Internet Sourcebook that provides primary source documents different civilizations and eras across History.

The Library’s Catalogue also will allow you on-site and remote access to our Print, Electronic and Streaming Video Collection.


Citation

You will be using the 17th updated version of the Chicago Manual of Style.

Yes, there is now a 17th Edition. Which means the old PDF or printout you’ve used in the past is now obsolete. You are welcome to take it out of your binder and (safely and neatly) throw it into the Blue Bin. Shooting for 3 works, but I’d suggest an aggressive dunk.

The new file can be found right here at Chicago Citation at Laurier.

The basics are unchanged, but we feel that this new resource will provide you with a thorough overview of the expectations laid out by the 17th Edition of the Chicago Manual of Style.

Look at this slide show for basics on how/where/when to use the Footnotes.

Here is an example essay file called From the dawn of time where you see how footnotes work.

 

Period 2 – PSK4U

Mr. Abdelnour’s PSK4U class will be continuing work on their injuries assignment. Please click here for the details on what resources you were shown.

 

 

 

Wednesday, March 7th

Period 1 – CGW4U1

Ms. Sandoval-Castro’s Grade 12 Canadian & World Issues class is working in the Library on their Essay. The specifics of what is expected can be found HERE.

From what we understand, students are writing an essay about a Global Issue.

The Library’s Databases

The Advanced Placement Source would be a great resource for this assignment. It provides access to academic journals and sources for which you would otherwise have to pay.

Also, Canadian Points of View and Global Viewpoints, which can be found at the same link above, provide exactly what their titles claim. They would be incredibly useful.

The Library Catalogue

The Catalogue will also will allow you on-site and remote access to our Print, Electronic and Streaming Video Collection. You can also access the CBC archives through this portal, which has a great deal of resources.

 

 


Citation

For this assignment, you will be using the APA school of citation. Remember that includes in-text citation and a References page at the end of the essay. We’ll go

The file discussed with the class for easy access can be found here The APA Working File.

Remember to look to OWL @ Purdue for other questions that arise about citation. It’s where Mr. Kosowan or Ms. Vilicic go when we’re looking for information about citation.

Monday, March 5th

Period 1 – PSK4U

Mr. Abdelnour’s Grade 12s will be coming in to work on their Injuries Assignment

Even before sports were televised, spectators seemed to be long fascinated with injuries, or the risk of injury on the field of play.

Today, you’ll be looking at specific injuries suffered by athletes to determine just what happened, why it happened and how the athlete would be treated in the aftermath.

Athletic-Injuries-Presentation-Assignment

Sadly, it’s not all animated athletes who are injured. You’ll need to likely use Youtube to find videos that illustrate these injuries.  With so many sports televised; you’ll find no shortage. A word of warning, the videos you will watch might be graphic in nature. If you feel uncomfortable watching them, please contact Mr. Abdelnour right away.

While researching, be sure to use subject-appropriate terminology to find relevant sources.

Our print collection does have many sources that will support your research. Use the TDSB Catalogue to find those sources, some of which will be streaming video or ebooks.

You’ll need to use APA citation for this project. We suggest you use the Laurier APA Guide, which you’ll see used in action as we create in-text citations and a References list for the videos above.

 

Period 2 – HSB4U1

Ms. Magson’s class will be in working on their Generations assignment. A PDF of the assignment can be found HERE.

The Advanced Placement Source would be a great resource for this assignment.

Also, the Vanier Institute of the Family provides great resources that cover families and generations across Canada.

You’ll need to use APA citation for this project.

In the Library, we suggest you use the Laurier Chicago School of Citation Guide which you’ll see used in action with Mr. Kosowan as we create footnotes and a Bibliography.

Citing a film or song will obviously be an important part of this Bibliography.