Thursday May 2, 2024

Welcome to the Library, Ms. Vieth’s PAF30 Class!

As you begin to research mental illnesses for your Mental Health Challenge assignment here are some good starting points to finding and accessing quality resources.


To access media resources, search your mental health illness using our Catalogue; found on the Virtual Library. The Catalogue provides you access to streaming video and other digital resources. You’ll need to log in with your TDSB information to access the Catalogue as well as use the digital document for passwords to Learn360 and CBC Curio. (see note in red below)

To access a reliable database such as Advanced Placement Source, you’ll need to go through the Virtual Library, click on the yellow FIND button, choose¬† Grades 9-12 and it will be the first entry you see. It is Password Protected. The login and passwords for EBSCO databases like AP Source and Global Issues in Context are listed on the digital document accessible on the home page of the Virtual Library in the top right corner, through the orange tile labelled PASSWORDS.

The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) is also a great resource accessed through the Virtual Library as well. It is an external source/website and therefore not password protected.

Teen Health and Wellness is another good starting point, accessible through the Virtual Library and password-protected from home.

External links that may be helpful:

A valuable resource is the Vanier Institute of the Family, which has excellent research on mental health and its impact upon families. Use the Search feature to find information on your illness/disorder.

The Government of Canada website may be helpful.

Using the search box in Healthlink B.C.’s websitemay help you find information about your topic as a starting point.

Quebec’s government webpage for mental health may also yield some initial results.

There are websites and organizations specific to some illnesses such as Tourette’s Syndrome so that may be an option to look into as you are researching.

As well, keep track of your sources of information so that you can format your Reference list in APA style.

Here’s a handy PDF to help you as well as a link to OWLPurdue.