Thursday September 26th, 2019

Curated Resources for Classes in the Library Today

Welcome to the Library!

Period Two- CHW3M

Mr. Kosowan’s Grade 11 Ancient Civilization class will be coming to the Library to research for their TripAdvisor assignment.

Your assignment is here:

TripAdvisor

We suggest you use the resources Mr. Kosowan has recommended in your assignment handout as well as:

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.

Instead of just going to Google, you’d all be well-served to consult the following databases as well.

JSTOR

Fordham Ancient History Sourcebook

Ancient History Encyclopedia

Ancient Mesopotamians

As part of your presentation, you will need to show your sources in a Bibliography using Chicago style. Remember that your audience needs to see what’s on your slide, so make sure that you choose a suitable font & size.

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

An example of a slide would look like this:

Wednesday September 25th, 2019

Curated Resources for Classes in the Library Today

Welcome to the Library!

Periods 2, 3 & 4 – CHV201

Mr. Kosowan’s classes and Mr. Druery’s class are coming in to learn the basics of Chicago style bibliography and continue debate research.

One key piece of advice is to keep track of where you find your information while you are researching so that you can create your bibliography.

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.

You have probably started researching your political party and your particular issue. The following links may be helpful in your research.

Conservative Party

Green Party

Liberal Party

New Democrat Party (NDP)

People’s Party of Canada

Media Primers on the Election platforms may also be useful:

CBC

Macleans

Another fun resource from CIVIX (formerly known as StudentVote), an organization which supports the election, are a series of videos featuring leader’s responses to questions raised by students across the country.

Use the Virtual Library to access newspapers but be advised that they all have a limit to how many free articles you may access.

Using the database Global Issues in Context is another way to access newspaper articles.

Remember that when you are at home, access to the databases in the Virtual Library are protected and you must use a user id and password found on your learnmark.

Friday September 13th, 2019

Period 2-CLN4U

Ms. Gaudette’s Grade 12 Law class will be coming to the library to research legal philosophers.

Here are some links to primary sources that you might find useful:

Classical and Medieval Sources of Natural Law

Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy

Fordham University’s Modern History Sourcebookh

Don’t forget to refresh your memory of Chicago style bibliography!

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 September 11th, 2019

Period 3-ENG3U1

Ms. Muzzi’s Grade 11 English class will be coming into the library to review researching for a debate.

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.

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.

Monday September 9, 2019

Curated resources for classes in the Library today.

Welcome to the Library!

Period 1-CHW3M

Mr. Kosowan’s Ancient Civilization class will be in the library for an overview on places to go for history research and Chicago Citation.

We suggest you use the following resources when researching topics for this course:

The Library Catalogue allows you remote access to our print, digital and streaming resources from anywhere at any time.

In the Virtual Library, using the FIND feature, indicating Grades 9-12, check EBSCO’s History database. 

To access these resources, you’ll simply need your TDSB log-in information.

Instead of just going to Google, you could also consult the following databases as well.

JSTOR provides students with a powerful and easy-to-use database for academic pursuit.

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

A good website to look at is Ancient History Encyclopedia .

CITATION

Remember that you will need to use Chicago Style of Citation for your footnotes and bibliography.

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

If you need more examples to help you cite properly, you can consult a reputable site such as OWLPurdue .

Periods 2, 3 & 4

Today, we welcome Grade 9 math classes, who are 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.

Thursday September 5th, 2019

Curated Resources for Classes in the Library Today

Welcome to the Library!

Period 3-PSK4U

Ms. Vieth’s Kinesiology class will be coming in to research a sports role model.

For the research, may I suggest the following links on the Virtual Library?

The Canadian Encyclopedia
The Library’s Databases
Biography.com
The Players’ Tribune

Google might lead you down some useful paths, but for the most part; it can be inefficient. Try looking at associations your chosen person was affiliated with. Look at Professional, National, Regional or Municipal Sports Halls of Fame when looking at individuals associated with Canadian sport. Did you know there’s even a Scarborough Walk of Fame? Even the smaller facilities or halls of fame will include short biographies of these people.

Resources for the PLF4M

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 over the APA rules of formatting in depth on your second day with us.

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

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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.