Thursday May 23rd, 2019

Period 1, 3 and 4 – CHC2D/7

The 3 classes taught by Mr. Oldridge, Ms. Gaudette and Ms. McMulkin are coming in to work on their Rock Your Decade Culminating.

The Library has a collection of books that cover different decades in Canadian and North American history.  These books can be found in the 971 section under the Dewey Decimal System. Books with more American focused information can be found in 973.

The Canadian Encyclopedia – This thorough collection of resources covers most Canadian options, but also looks at the local impact of several globally renowned individuals. It also provides links and a bibliography for easy access.

If you want to find some statistics to back up some of your claims, STATS Canada would be a great place to find data from the decades.

In terms of popular culture and photos/videos/song; CBC Curio would be a great source as well.

The Canadian Historical Association has a collection of useful resources to support today’s Canadian History student.

Canada: A Country by Consent was created by Canadian Historians who were wanted Canadian-Content created by Canadian writers. It has articles about the major events of Canadian history.

The CBC archives provides you with access to thousands of audio clips and video clips that are easy to integrate into your presentation.

Another fun glimpse into Canada through the decades is through a reality-type TV series called “Back in Time for Dinner” that aired last year. You’ll see fashion, entertainment, food, etc. 

Citation

For this assignment, you will be using the Chicago school of citation. Remember that includes Footnotes and a Bibliography at the end of the essay.

The file discussed with the class for easy access can be found here

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

Tuesday May 21st, 2019

Periods 1, 2 & 4 – CHV2O

Ms. Cross’ and Mr. Kososwan’s classes are coming in to work on their Case Study Assignment.

Researching an individual is much different than researching a theme or a topic. We’d suggest using the following resources.

The Canadian Encyclopedia – This thorough collection of resources covers most Canadian options, but also looks at the local impact of several globally renowned individuals. It also provides links and a bibliography for easy access.

Biographi.ca – This sources provides biographies on Canadians of note. Definitely a prime source of information.

Here are some other very useful resources you can pick up at the Laurier Virtual Library.

Resources for the CHV2O Included are the Virtual Library Catalogue,  Canadian Points of View and Global Issues in Context. 

Before you can access the database list, remember to indicate that you’re in Gr 9-12.

In some cases, using Google might be a good bet. Many groups & organizations may have their own websites. Look for .org & .com. Ask yourself the following questions though…

  1. Who created the information you’re using? Are they a trustworthy source? Why or why not?
  2. When was the information created? Is it out of date or premature maybe?
  3. Is there any implicit (or explicit) bias that you should take into account?

Finding the official website for Black Lives Matter, for example, will be a great place to get information about the movement, but for a balanced approach you should also use newspaper media and other analysis from reputable sources.

Finally….

Remember where to find help creating footnotes and Bibliography in Chicago form.

You may need to refer to Laurier’s handy Chicago Style handout. The file can be found right here at Chicago Citation at Laurier.

Thursday May 16th, 2019

Period 2 –  HSB3U

Ms. Magson’s Introduction to Anthropology, Sociology & Psychology class will be coming in to work on their Culminating Evaluation. A picture is worth a thousand words.

Obviously with the different research topics, students will need to look at different platforms for their research.

Search Strings

Refining your search terms will be the most important part of your research. Keep in mind that your currently somewhat vague research question has many different research avenues. Synonyms and the use of limiters for research engines might not be something you’re very familiar with… but it’s time you started.

For example, if you’re researching Glorification of Mental Illness on Social Media…. I’d consider using some of the following terms…. why might some of these elicit different results?

Social Media
Facebook
Twitter
Mental Health
Instagram
Glorification
Glamour
Famous
Expectation
Appearance
Self Harm
Suicide
Teen
Teenager

Resources

Ms Magson recommends using the following websites if you are still looking for an image.
TIME
Getty Images
National Geographic

If you want to find some statistics to back up some of your claims, STATS Canada would be a great place to find data to support claims or for context.

The CBC archives provides you with access to thousands of audio clips and video clips that are easy to integrate into your presentation.

Here are some other very useful resources you can pick up at the Laurier Virtual Library. 

Resources for the HSB3U Included are the Virtual Library Catalogue, the Canadian Points of View, Global Issues in Context and the Advanced Placement Source.

Before you can access the database list, remember to indicate that you’re in Gr 9-12. The CPOV and the GIC are exceptionally well suited here.

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

You will also need to review the basics of Footnoting.

You’re now all experts (right?) in terms of creating a Bibliography. Congratulations. That’s no small feat.

The next step is to master the Footnote.

While a Bibliography provides your reader with a list of every resource you utilized, a Footnote shows from where every piece of research originated. 

These footnotes should correspond with what you find in the Bibliography.

For this assignment, you will be using the Chicago school of citation. Remember that includes Footnotes and a Bibliography at the end of the essay.

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

Citing Photos and Videos – Chicago Style – April 2019

When citing photos from online sources, try to find the original photographer or source and site as you would an online source.

Wednesday May 15, 2019

Period 3 –  HSB4U

Ms. Magson’s Challenge & Change class will be coming in to work on their Culminating Evaluation.
Obviously with the different research topics, students will need to look at different platforms for their research.

Search Strings

Refining your search terms will be the most important part of your research. Keep in mind that your currently somewhat vague research question has many different research avenues. Synonyms and the use of limiters for research engines might not be something you’re very familiar with… but it’s time you started.

For example, if you’re researching Glorification of Mental Illness on Social Media…. I’d consider using some of the following terms…. why might some of these elicit different results?

Social Media
Facebook
Twitter
Mental Health
Instagram
Glorification
Glamour
Famous
Expectation
Appearance
Self Harm
Suicide
Teen
Teenager

Resources

If you want to find some statistics to back up some of your claims, STATS Canada would be a great place to find data to support claims or for context.

The CBC archives provides you with access to thousands of audio clips and video clips that are easy to integrate into your presentation.

Here are some other very useful resources you can pick up at the Laurier Virtual Library. 

Resources for the HSB4U Included are the Virtual Library Catalogue, the Canadian Points of View, Global Issues in Context and the Advanced Placement Source.

Before you can access the database list, remember to indicate that you’re in Gr 9-12. The CPOV and the GIC are exceptionally well suited here.

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

You will also need to review the basics of Footnoting.

You’re now all experts (right?) in terms of creating a Bibliography. Congratulations. That’s no small feat.

The next step is to master the Footnote.

While a Bibliography provides your reader with a list of every resource you utilized, a Footnote shows from where every piece of research originated. 

These footnotes should correspond with what you find in the Bibliography.

For this assignment, you will be using the Chicago school of citation. Remember that includes Footnotes and a Bibliography at the end of the essay.

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.

Period 4- ENG1D17

Ms. McMulkin’s Grade 9 English class is coming in to work on their Greek Mythology assignment.

To research your selected Ancient Greek character, you’ll need to do some digging.

Let us save you some time and use the following sites.

Greek Gods And Goddesses: This site has links for some of the major heroes of the Aegean world.

Pantheon.org: A database that can be used to navigate all things mythology.

Fordham University: The Internet Sourcebook has a great deal of documents and manuscripts for all historic periods. This particular link focuses solely on the Ancient Greek world.

The Perseus Project: From TUFTS University, this collection of cultural, historic and literary sources from the Greco-Roman world provides you with excellent material.

Greek Mythology

Theoi Greek Mythology

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

Tuesday May 14th, 2019

Curated Resources for Classes in the Library Today

Welcome to the Library!

Period 2 -ENG3U

Ms. Stagg’s Grade 11 University English class will be coming into the library to complete research on their debate topic and fine-tune their Works Cited lists.

Below you can find resources that will support your research.

As you’ll have to research both sides of the debate, be deliberate about your search terms. Remember that simply typing your question/theme/topic into a search bar will yield middling results. Think about all the synonyms for your search terms and you’ll be able to find excellent resources.

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You are being asked to cite your research using MLA. Keep an accurate record of all sources you use and create a Working Works Cited list. This is a list that allows you to add or remove sources so you can ensure the Submitted Works Cited List is accurate. By showing your working Works Cited list to your teacher or to a teacher-librarian, you’ll be able to get ahead of the game and maybe even earn a higher grade.

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The MLA Working File

From Owl Purdue:

Many of you will be using articles that are found within databases so you will need to cite the article and after that, add the database information.

An Article from an Online Database (or Other Electronic Subscription Service)

Cite online databases (e.g. LexisNexis, ProQuest, JSTOR, ScienceDirect) and other subscription services as containers. Thus, provide the title of the database italicized before the DOI or URL. If a DOI is not provided, use the URL instead. Provide the date of access if you wish.

Alonso, Alvaro, and Julio A. Camargo. “Toxicity of Nitrite to Three Species of Freshwater Invertebrates.” Environmental Toxicology, vol. 21, no. 1, 3 Feb. 2006, pp. 90-94. Wiley Online Library, doi:10.1002/tox.20155.

Langhamer, Claire. “Love and Courtship in Mid-Twentieth-Century England.” Historical Journal, vol. 50, no. 1, 2007, pp. 173-96. ProQuest, doi:10.1017/S0018246X06005966. Accessed 27 May 2009.

Periods 3 & 4 – PPL10F

Ms. Savages’s Grade 9 Health Classes will be working on research for their sexual health assignment on STIs/Contraception.

The Virtual Library has several websites that have the information that you are looking for. Remember to use the SEARCH feature, click on Grades 9-12, and your subject which is Health and PE.

Teen Health and Wellness

Kids Health

Learn 360

Citation

For this assignment, you will be using the APA school of citation. Remember that includes a References page or slide at the end of the advertisement.

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 Ms. Kelso or Ms. Vilicic go when we’re looking for information about citation.

Monday May 13th, 2019

Curated Resources for Classes in the Library Today

Welcome to the Library!

Today, we welcome Ms. Radu’s Grade 9 math class, who is coming to the Library to be introduced to Mathify.

Have you ever asked your Math Teacher a question and forgot what they said later on? 
Have you ever wanted help with your math homework on a Thursday evening after dinner?
Have you ever wanted to use fun videos, simulations, games or tutorials to further your understanding of mathematical concepts?

Of course you have!

Offered by TVO’s Independent Learning Centre and the Ontario Ministry of Education, Mathify is free to all students in Ontario and is a great resource.

You can access a live tutor in the evenings as well as a large collection of digital resources to support your math education.

A lucky volunteer will be plucked from our studio audience today to show everyone how to register for Homework Help. If you registered in a previous year, you will simply have to activate your account.

There are two important links for you to use.

Link One
The first one is the OEN Lookup, this link will allow you to find your Ontario Education Number, which is required for Mathify Registration.

Link Two
The second link is for Mathify itself. Click on Free Registration, and you’re off to the races.

Good luck with Mathify and have fun.



Friday May 10th, 2019



Curated Resources for Classes in the Library Today

Welcome to the Library!

Period 2– CHV201

Ms. Cross’ Grade 10 Civics class will be coming into the library to start researching their debate topic.

Below you can find resources that will support your research.

As you’ll have to research both sides of the debate, be deliberate about your search terms. Remember that simply typing your question/theme/topic into a search bar will yield middling results. Think about all the synonyms for your search terms and you’ll be able to find excellent resources.

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Remember that you will need to provide Mr. Kosowan with a bibliography in Chicago-style citation.

Remember to keep track of where you find your information and reference the examples in the document below. Things to remember are consistent font size and style, accurate spacing between entries, alphabetical order by author last name, hanging indentation and hyperlinks removed from the URLs.



Wednesday May 8th, 2019

Curated Resources for Classes in the Library Today

Welcome to the Library!

Periods 1 & 4– CHV201

Mr. Kososwan’s Grade 10 Civics classes will be coming into the library to start researching their debate topic.

Below you can find resources that will support your research.

As you’ll have to research both sides of the debate, be deliberate about your search terms. Remember that simply typing your question/theme/topic into a search bar will yield middling results. Think about all the synonyms for your search terms and you’ll be able to find excellent resources.

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Remember that you will need to provide Mr. Kosowan with a bibliography in Chicago-style citation.

Remember to keep track of where you find your information and reference the examples in the document below. Things to remember are consistent font size and style, accurate spacing between entries, alphabetical order by author last name, hanging indentation and hyperlinks removed from the URLs.

Tuesday May 7th, 2019

Periods 2 & 4- CHC2D

Mr. Philippou’s Grade 10 History classes will be coming to the Library to research a prominent Canadian of the Cold War Era (1945-1988) for their Cold War Spy Dossier Assignment.

To find information about your prominent Canadian, we suggest you use the following resources.

  1. The Library Catalogue allows you remote access to our print, digital and streaming resources from anywhere at any time. To access this resource, you’ll simply need your TDSB log-in information. Using this catalogue, you’ll be able to find the Biography for your prominent Canadian.
  2. The Canadian Encyclopedia is an excellent source of information for Canadian individuals (or for those with ties to Canada).
  3. The History databases and websites within the Virtual Library may be helpful. Just remember to choose Grade 9-12 and History as the Subject in the SEARCH feature. There is a site devoted to Canadian Prime Ministers and also CBC archives for news reports, past and present.
  4. The Toronto Star Historic Database, which can be found on the Toronto Public Library’s Website, allows readers to access articles from the newspaper’s archives.

Remember that you will need to include a bibliography using  Chicago style of Citation. It is crucial to properly reference information that is not your own in order to give credit where it’s due and also to avoid PLAGIARISM. Providing your teacher with a URL for a website used unfortunately will not cut it anymore.

Using the following information will put you on the right track to creating a bibliography to be proud of!

Below you’ll find the Laurier Guide for Chicago Citation.

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

Wednesday May 1st, 2019

Curated Resources for Classes in the Library Today

Welcome to the Library!

Period 2 – CLN4U

Ms. Gaudette’s Grade 12 Law class will be coming to the Library to work on their culminating presentation.
A PDF of your assignment is found below.

Grade-12-Law-Culminating

Ms. Gaudette recommends using Amnesty International‘s website as a good starting point for research.

To access some quality print and media resources, use our Catalogue; found on the Virtual Library. The Catalogue also provides you access to streaming video and other electronic resources. When off site,  you’ll need to log in with your TDSB information.

Resources for the CLN4U

Remember that simply typing your topic into a search bar will yield middling results. Think about all the synonyms for your search terms and you’ll be able to find excellent resources.

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.

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.

You may also be using pictures and videos and therefore you will need to cite them as well. When in doubt remember that OWL Purdue is a great resource.