Tuesday February 25th, 2020

Welcome to Ms. Magson’s Civics class! As you start your political party debate research, you may want to look at some of the following resources.

You’ll find your assignment here:

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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.



Tuesday February 25th, 2020

Periods 3 & 4-SNC1D1/7

Ms. Lane’s classes will be coming in to work on their Elements Infographic assignment.

Resources

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

Resources for the SNC1D7 Included are the Virtual Library Catalogue, the 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. 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

For Science assignments, you will be using the APA school of citation. Remember that  a References list at the end of the essay.

Click HERE to see some examples.

Citing a picture:
APA References list citation

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

Monday February 24th, 2020

Period 1-SNC1D7

Mr. Cooper’s class will be coming in to work on their Elements/Superhero research assignment.

Resources

Hero Machine could be used to create your superhero.

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

Resources for the SNC1D7 Included are the Virtual Library Catalogue, the 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. 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

For Science assignments, you will be using the APA school of citation. Remember that  a References list at the end of the essay.

Click HERE to see some examples.

Citing a picture:
APA References list citation

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

Tuesday February 11th, 2020

Period 3- SBI4U

Citation

Mr. Oster’s Gr. 12 Biology class is coming to the library to be introduced to reliable credible news sources science news and to have a refresher on APA citation in support of your media assignment. 
In this world that is filled with Fake News, it is even more important to be vigilant about using credible, reliable sources.

RealClear Science  
is one source that could be useful in your research.

Also, the TDSB Virtual Library is useful for Peer Reviewed Material:
Advanced Placement Source, Global Issues in Context, Science Reference Center


Media Bias – Recognize It and Be Aware of It

For assignments, you will be using the APA school of citation.

The file discussed with the class for easy access can be found here The APA Working File.

OWL@Purdue is a good place for citation help.

Monday February 10th, 2020

Welcome to the Library and Learning Commons!

Period 2 – CHC2D

Mr. Philippou’s Grade 10 History class will be reviewing the basics of 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 bibliographies and footnotes 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.

Look at this slide show for basics on how/where/when to use the Footnotes.

Also, here is an example essay file called From the dawn of time where you see how footnotes work.



Period 3 – HZT 4U

Mr. Philippou’s Philosophy class is coming in to refresh their memories of the basics of using Chicago style of Citation.

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.

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.

Look at this slide show for basics on how/where/when to use the Footnotes.

Also, here is an example essay file called From the dawn of time where you see how footnotes work.

In terms of research, the following databases as well as the Virtual Library are a good start.

HZT4U Resources

Period 4-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.

Thursday February 6, 2020

Period 4- CGG301

Ms. Pak’s Grade 11 Travel and Tourism class will be shown websites and databases that will help when it comes to researching for future assignments.

For currency conversion, have a look at the following links:

Bank of Canada

Currency Converter

Citation

For assignments, you will be using the APA school of citation.

The file discussed with the class for easy access can be found here The APA Working File.

For citing photographs note the following example from OWLPurdue:

Photograph (not associated with a museum)

Photographer, P. (Year of publication). Title of photograph [Photograph]. Source. URL.

Ryan, S. (2019). [Sea smoke on Lake Michigan] [Photograph] New York Timeshttps://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2019/world/year-in-pictures.html

Note: if the photograph does not have a title, describe the photograph and put that description in square brackets.

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

Wednesday February 5th, 2020

Periods 1, 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 January 9th, 2020

Periods 2 & 3-CHV 201

Mr. Kosowan will be bringing his Civics classes to begin researching for their 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.

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.

Citation

For this assignment, you will need to create a Bibliography.

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.



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



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