Thursday, February 24th, 2022

Periods 1 & 2 – HZT4U with Ms. Maharaj

Good morning Philosophers and welcome to the Library.

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Today, we’ll be (re)introducing Chiacgo Citation, focusing upon how to create Footnotes and a Bibliography.

Below you’ll find the Laurier Guide for Chicago Citation.

Chicago-Citation-at-Laurier

Remember to look to OWL @ Purdue for other questions that arise about citation.

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Period 3 – SBI3U7 – Feat. Mr. Oster

Good morning I.B. Biology fans, today you’ll be working in the Library and learning about how to find reputable scientific articles as well as how to cite them using APA.

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Today we’re going to look at the best database, (Advanced Placement Source) within the TDSB’s Virtual Library for your peer-reviewed articles.

Remember that the databases are password-protected and some of the passwords have changed since last year. You will need to be logged into AW to access these resources. Look for the orange Passwords & Info icon in the Virtual Library.

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You’ll see this at the top of the Virtual Library page.

We will also review APA referencing as you will need to cite your source for your article. Please reference the following document for examples, specifically on page 2.

The-APA-Working-File

OWL Purdue is also another good source for reference help.


Period 4 – HFA4U with Ms. Wray

Welcome Nutritionists!

APA Citation
This form of citation helps students show the source of their research and is quite simple to accomplish. We’ll talk about how we write a References list together in class and talk about why its important to know how to do properly.

You can download our APA Primer in PDF form Here, or view it below in your browser’s PDF viewer.

The-APA-Working-File

OWL Purdue is also another good source for reference help.

Databases and Research

  1. The AP Source found HERE provides students with excellent peer-reviewed journals with tools to help organize and cite research. It’s the most powerful database we have.
  2. The Library Catalogue provides you with remote access to our digital and streaming media collection. It also allows you to search the print collection to see what books will be available for circulation.
  3. We’ll also discuss how to use our Academic Databases and how to find passwords if working virtually.

Remember that the databases are password-protected and some of the passwords have changed since last year. You will need to be logged into AW to access these resources. Look for the orange Passwords & Info icon in the Virtual Library.

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You’ll see this at the top of the Virtual Library page.

Tuesday February 8th, 2022

Welcome to the Library, ENG4U classes!

You’re here today to search ebook options through the Toronto Public Library.

If you already have a Toronto Public Library library card, then you already know that you can borrow books through curbside pickup at your closest branch or borrow ebooks to read online using their Overdrive platform or Libby app. (Some branches are currently closed so check to make sure that the branch you want is open for curbside pick-up and in-library borrowing.)

If you don’t have a library card for the Public Library, it’s easy to get one online if you live in Toronto by registering for a Digital Access Card.

The TDSB Virtual Library does have ebook options but the selections generally are not appropriate in terms of reading level and content for an ENG4U ISU.

Tuesday January 12, 2022

Welcome back to the Library!

PMMs. Belevski’s CHC2D

We’re back for more MLA Citation fun! Now that you have the Works Cited page under control, let’s talk about in-text citing. In English classes you may have cited novels or short stories or poems parenthetically using MLA, which would involve the author and page number from the text.

For Ms. Belevski’s class your sources will be online so that changes things a little bit.

To embed quotes, there are a few simple guidelines to remember:

  1. No lonely quotes!
  2. Run-In and/or Run-Out
  3. Peppering a quote
  4. DOT.DOT.DOT
  5. COPY COPY (AUTHOR PAGE) PERIOD.
In-text-citation-MLA

Finally, when in doubt, OWL Purdue is a great resource for all of your citation needs.

Tuesday June 15, 2021

Welcome back Grade 12 biology students!

Your slide presentation needs a visual which in turn needs to be cited in APA. In this situation you need to reference the source of the visual and unfortunately stating Google Images as the source will not suffice.

Simply put, you may NOT cite Google. It is a search engine, not a source. You have to dig deeper to cite images that are found through Google.

Where to Look?

Having said that, there are lots of places, including Google, to look for images or illustrations for this assignment that are covered by Creative Common licenses which means that you can share and edit the material as long as you give appropriate credit sometimes also called “attribution.” There are sources for images that are “public use” according to Creative Commons licensing such as:

Other sources: Pixabay, Pexels, Unsplash, Wikimedia Commons, ScienceImage, Public Health Image Library, Britannica Image Quest (trillium/trillium) in the Virtual Library.

How to Format?

Visit the Online Writing Lab (OWL) at Purdue to see what they have to say about formatting your image.

Here is the format:

Creator’s last name, Creator’s first name initial. (Year of publication). Title of image [type of image]. Source. URL (hyperlink removed) (you may add the Creative Commons licence here if there is one. e.g.  CC BY-NC.)

Here is an actual example:

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

What happens if:
1) the image has no creator: go to the title
2) the image doesn’t have a title: describe the image and put that description in square brackets in italics
3) if the image has no date: put [n.d.] after the creator (if there is one) and title/description

Here is a brief video from Humber College that is helpful if you want to use an image but have little information.


Placement?


Images are treated as figures in APA Style. Therefore, the citation for the source of the image is included as a footnote in the figure caption underneath the image which includes the figure number and a description. The source of the image obtained is attributed using the following model:

Figure 1. Blah blah blah. From Title of Image, by Author, Year. Retrieved from URL.

Infinite loop sculpture

Figure 1. Photograph of a sculpture in Cupertino, California. From Infinite Loop II by Kurafire (2007, January 3).  Retrieved from https://www.flickr.com/photos/kurafire/343629962/.


Wednesday May 26, 2021

Welcome to the Library, Ms. McMulkin’s ENG3U class!

You’re here today to search ebook options through the TDSB.

You have several options through TDSB’s Virtual Library as well as through the Toronto Public Library.

You can access the Library Catalogue through the Virtual library to search for ebooks which will link to the databases or skip this step and go directly to the databases: TeenBookcloud or Destiny Discover/FollettShelf.

Destiny Discover is password protected so it will ask you to log in. The login is: student# (user ID) student # (password).

For TeenBookCloud the login is: tdsb (user ID) and reads (password) accessed ONLY after logging into AW and accessing through the Virtual Library.

If you already have a Toronto Public Library library card, then you already know that you can borrow books through curbside pickup at your closest branch or borrow ebooks to read online using their Overdrive platform or Libby app.

If you don’t have a library card for the Public Library, it’s easy to get one online if you live in Toronto by registering for a Digital Access Card.

Wednesday May 19, 2021

Welcome to the Library and Learning Commons!

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Ms. Jackson’s Grade 10 History class will be researching for their essay on the 1920s as well as reviewing the basics of using Chicago style of Citation.

Within the Virtual Library there are a few databases that we can use to search information that we consider trustworthy and reliable.

Remember that the databases are password-protected and some of the passwords have changed since last year. You will need to be logged into AW to access these resources. Look for the orange Passwords and Info icon at the top of the Virtual Library home page.

In the Virtual Library, you’ll use the yellow FIND tile to search in the Subject Resource Find Table.

First, input your Grade: 9-12,
next, under Resource Type select All Resources
and last, under Subject, choose History from the dropdown menu. This will bring you to databases and websites that are TDSB-approved.

You may also look at resources in the Subject Guides, under Social Studies, History and Geography, Grade 10 under the appropriate timeframe that includes the 1920s.

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 a bibliography to be proud of! (Remember to keep track of where you found your information so that formatting your bibliography will be a breeze!)

Below you’ll find the Laurier Guide for Chicago Citation.

Chicago-Citation-at-Laurier

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 May 3, 2021

Welcome to the Library, Ms. Stewart’s Grade 11/12 Visual Arts class! You’re here today to review good research strategies and how to cite your resources in MLA format.

Within the Virtual Library  there are a few databases that we can use to search information that we count as trustworthy and reliable.

Remember that the databases are password-protected and some of the passwords have changed since last year. You will need to be logged into AW to access these resources. Look for the orange Passwords & Info icon in the Virtual Library.

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You’ll see this at the top of the Virtual Library page.

 

 


Global Issues in Context is one of them. (password is trillium if you’re already logged into AW)

Encyclopedia Britannica is another one. (login is trillium/trillium)

Advanced Placement Source (AP Source) is also good. (login is tdsb/trillium20!)

There are some other websites that I came across that are reliable sources of information.
OAEA (Ontario Art Education Association)

Artcyclopedia.com (a form of Internet search engine/tool, browse for artists & art movements and see personal image use in museums & galleries)

AGO (for Canadian artists)

Artsy.net (for buyers-check their open access images/Download Image Tool)

The-MLA-Working-File

We also use OWL Purdue as an additional resource for all citation needs.

Friday April 30, 2021

Welcome Ms. Jackman’s SBI4U class!

Today we’re going to look at the best database, (Advanced Placement Source) within the TDSB’s Virtual Library for your peer-reviewed articles.

Remember that the databases are password-protected and some of the passwords have changed since last year. You will need to be logged into AW to access these resources. Look for the orange Passwords & Info icon in the Virtual Library.

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You’ll see this at the top of the Virtual Library page.

The user id for EBSCO databases, such as Advanced Placement Source is tdsb and the password is trillium21!

We will also review APA referencing as you will need to cite your source for your article. Please reference the following document for examples, specifically on page 2.

The-APA-Working-File

OWL Purdue is also another good source for reference help.

Tuesday March 16th, 2021

Welcome to the Library, Ms. Lane’s Grade 10 Science class!  You’re here to do research for your Climate Change Speech Assignment.

We recommend the Virtual Library for databases as well as the Library Catalogue for a variety of media pieces.

Check out the TDSB’s Climate Change Hub, particularly the Citizenship tab for lots of useful links.

Global Issues in ContextScience Reference Centre and Canadian Points of View are all great places to find a variety of news articles as well as journal articles.

Remember to select your grade, 9-12, when searching for these databases. The login  for Gale in Context-Global Issues is trillium. The login/password for the other databases is tdsb/trillium20!

You will need to keep track of your resources as you research so that you are able to format them properly in APA. Check the examples below.

The-APA-Working-File

Watch the following videos for help in referencing your visuals in APA format. The following 2 videos give good overviews of 1) sourcing images that are free to be reproduced and 2) what to do if you do not have all the information you need.
From Charles Darwin University: Using and Referencing Images in APA
From Humber College Library: APA 6th in Minutes: Online images


You should make sure that you are able to reference whatever image you are using and that may take some careful searching within websites for the creator of the image.

Friday March 5th, 2021

Welcome to the library, Ms. Parsekhian’s HZT4U class! You’re here today for a review of how to cite sources (including your textbook) in bibliographic format using the Chicago school of citation for your Finding (a) Meaning to Life Assignment.

We have provided a handy PDF to refresh your memory of what a Bibliography looks like in Chicago style format. Remember: you aren’t expected to memorize this but be able to locate examples that will serve as a guide to formatting your own sources.

Chicago-Citation-at-Laurier

If you choose to use a photograph or piece of art, song lyrics or quotes by someone other than yourself, you’ll need to give them credit.

Purdue University’s Online Writing Lab (OWL Purdue) is our go-to for citation needs. Within this website, you may need to look at Book, Web Sources & Miscellaneous Sources to see proper formatting of your textbook, websites and images.

Using the Virtual Library, we recommend Britannica ImageQuest (the user ID is trillium and the password is trillium) which also has a built-in citation tool-(remember for this assignment you are using Chicago) and Creative Commons for images that are in the public domain and therefore free to use as they are covered by Creative Common Licences. They still require referencing, however.

Google is often our quickest and easiest option but you cannot cite Google as a source for a visual found in Google Images. You will need to become familiar with the Tools feature within Images which leads you to Usage Rights and images that have Creative Commons Licences. Your goal is to find the source/creator of the visual and as much detail as possible about the image. Pexels, Unsplash, Pixabay and Wikimedia Commons options for public domain images that have Creative Common Licences.

For famous quotes, you may simply use Google but a website like Goodreads will generate a list of famous quotes for you, often providing linked website (click on the picture to) for further reading as well as citation purposes.

Finally, if you find the perfect quote, try to locate the most academic source possible. However, if this is problematic, ensure that you still cite the web source appropriately.

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