Wednesday, October 17

Period 1 – CHV2O

Ms. Berdichevsky’s class is 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 Is it out of date or premature maybe?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.

Period 2 – CHV2O

Ms. Belevski’s class is 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.

Period 3 – CHV2O

Ms. McMulkin’s class is 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. and the Advanced Placement Source.

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.

Period 4 – CHV2O

Ms. Kelso’s class is 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.

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.

 

 

Monday, October 15th

Curated Resources for Classes in the Library Today

Welcome to the Library!

Period 1 – CHY4U1

Ms. Gaudette’s Grade 12 History class is working in the Library on their Essay for another period. This time we’ll focus more closely on Chicago 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.

Thursday, October 11th

Curated Resources for Classes in the Library Today

Welcome to the Library!

Period 1 – CHY4U1

Ms. Gaudette’s Grade 12 History class is working in the Library on their Essay.

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. We actually have a very robust collection of Primary Sources found in our print collection.

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.

We’ll go over Chicago Citation formatting later on in the Semester.

Period Three- CHW3M

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

Your assignment is here:

Egyptian Buzzfeed

Have a look at the Buzzfeed listicles Mr. Kosowan has listed for examples:

Kids of the 90s:

https://www.buzzfeed.com/melismashable/25-ways-to-tell-youre-a-kid-of-the-9?utm_term=.uiD0YavpYP#.kazR9VXJ9E

People You Wish You Knew:

https://www.buzzfeed.com/daves4/people-you-wish-you-knew-in-real-life#.nvMlX7LBW

28 Useful Products for Anyone Who’s On the Go:

https://www.buzzfeed.com/devrickiyota9/things-for-anyone-whos-always-on-the-go?origin=hpp

 

We also suggest you use the following resources :

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 database as well.

JSTOR

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.

A good website to look at is Ancient History Encyclopedia, found here:

http://www.ancient.eu

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.

An example of a slide would look like this:

Wednesday, October 10

Period 4– GPP3O1-12/11

The PEER Leadership class will be in the Library working on their Literature Review.

Today you will be working on selecting your research topics and looking at different sources for your research. Some of those sources should include….

 

The Virtual Library’s Educator Resources  are used by Teachers when they need to do related research in the field of education. Seems like a solid place to go….. Use the different databases found here and be sure to keep a record of each source as it’ll make citation far easier.

 

The Advanced Placement Source also provides elite-level access to a high-achieving academic database. With access to thousands of peer-reviewed journals and other academically viable sources of research, the AP Source should be used heavily in your research. Passwords for the AP Source can be found in your Student Agenda or on the Learnmarks provided to Homeforms in September.

  • Passwords can be found in your student agenda or on the Learnmarks provided to your Homeform in September.

Another academic source is JSTOR.

http://www.jstor.org

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.

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.

 

Tuesday, October 9th

Period 1 – HFA4U

Ms. Williams’s Nutrition class is working in the Library on their Media Review Assignment. 

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.

Another valuable source would be the Vanier Institute of the Family, which has an awful interface but excellent research on mental health and its impact upon families.

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.

Thursday, September 27

Curated Resources for Classes in the Library Today

Welcome to the Library!


Period 1-4 – CHV2O

The 4 Civics classes are coming in to work on their debate assignment.

Resources for the Debate

The International Debate Education Association (IDEA) has a great resource designed for students who are performing in a debate. If only we could find some students who were going to be in a debate…. Make sure you use their Debatepedia, which are quite useful.

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, 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.

Friday, September 21st

Curated Resources for Classes in the Library Today

Welcome to the Library!

Period Three- 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 database as well.

JSTOR

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:

Thursday, September 20th

Curated Resources for Classes in the Library Today

Welcome to the Library!

Period 4 – GPP301-11/12

Ms. Magson’s Grade 11/12 Peer class will be in to work on their Leadership presentation.

Your assignment can be found here. View it here, or download a copy.

Mini Leadership Presentation (PEER)

Leadership presentation Rubric PEER

In terms of research, we might suggest you use the following sites:

  • The Canadian Encyclopedia houses articles on many famous Canadian leaders and also provides related articles and links too.
  • There are incredibly useful databases found on the Virtual Library site. I’d suggest you look at the Advanced Placement Source.
  • JSTOR provides students with a powerful and easy-to-use database for academic pursuit.
  • 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.

You’re expected to complete a Reference list using APA format. We’ve created a Laurier-friendly primer on citing with APA, so please use this file found at APA Citation PDF.

Also, for interview referencing, follow the instructions from APA HERE:

For email referencing, follow the instructions from APA HERE:

Good luck and if you need any help, please feel free to ask.

Thursday September 13th & Friday September 14th, 2018

Curated Resources for Classes in the Library Today

Welcome to the Library!

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 6th, 2018

Curated Resources for Classes in the Library Today

Welcome to the Library!

Periods 1, 2 & 3-Grade 11 IB classes

Research Link

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

JSTOR

 


Resources

Our Library Catalogue has excellent print, digital and streaming video resources.

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.

 

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