Monday December 16th, 2019

Curated Resources for Classes in the Library Today

Welcome to the Library!

Period 2 – FSF3U1-11

Ms. Forget’s Grade 11 French class is coming in to work on their research on francophones célèbres.

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There’s a world of French resources online and following these slides will take you to where you need to go.

French Resources

Also, have a look at some of the links here:

Alalettre
Linternaute
Babelio
Academie Francaise
Larousse
Google en francais
Je suis mort…
Artistes Visuels
Inventeurs
Vikidia
Allocine
Les Philosophes

French MLA -Yes, it’s a thing.

You’re all citation experts at this stage of your academic careers, right? No, well…. that’s ok. For this particular assignment, we want you to create a basic Works Cited list, or as they say… “Ouvrages Cités”

Most of the rules for MLA in English are the same in French.

  • All sources are listed in alphabetical order
  • You use a hanging indent for the 2nd/3rd lines of each citation.
  • Your title is centred, with no special font stylings.

There are some different formatting concerns to be aware of though. Namely….

  • Guillemets are used instead of Quotation Marks.
    • In Microsoft Office or Google docs, use the following codes to insert your guillemets.
      • «Alt + 174
      • »Alt + 175
  • Use the accepted format for dates. Not capitalized with proper punctuation marks.
  • Remember that when in doubt, there is not a lot of support online for MLA citation in French. The Laurier Library is working on creating a comprehensive guide to help students with their  citations en français.

Follow the slides below to see what a citation should look like, based on the sorts of resources we’ll show you today.

The French Research Guide can also be found here.

Don’t forget that this is password protected and you will need to ask Mrs. Vilicic for it.

Thursday December 12th, 2019

Periods 1 & 4-CHV201

Mr. Kosowan’s Civics classes will be coming to the library to research wrongfully convicted Canadians in preparation for their presentations.

Here are some links that you might find useful:

The Innocence Project

Innocence Canada formerly known as The Association in Defence of the Wrongfully Convicted (AIDWYC)

Injustice Busters

CBC Digital Archives



Tuesday December 10th, 2019

Period 3 – CHC2D7

Mr. Philippou’s Grade 10 History class is coming in to work on their Rock Your Decade Culminating Assignment.

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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.