Thursday November 21st, 2019

Curated Resources for Classes in the Library Today

Welcome to the Library!

Period 4- HSP3U

Ms. Magson’s Grade 11 introduction to Anthropology, Psychology, and Sociology class will be coming to the Library to work on their Mental Illness Case File.

A PDF of your assignment can be found below.

Mental_Illness_Casefile2016-1

For this assignment, you’ll need quality resources from different areas. The Library’s Mental Health print collection is fairly well established, covering many different topics that will be helpful.

To access them, use our Catalogue; found on the Virtual Library. The Catalogue also provides you access to streaming video and other electronic resources. When off site,  you’ll need to log in with your TDSB information.

Other digital sources can be found in the following slideshow.

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 Government of Canada website may be helpful.

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

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

Their 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.

The Library’s Catalogue allows you to browse our print and digital collection as well as our streaming video library. Some of the sources found in here would be ideal for your assignment.

Resources for the HSP3U

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.

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.

Citing Videos
You’ll find all manners of differing opinions on how to cite videos. To be honest, it can be daunting. If you’re citing a video that you found online, it’s probably best to go straight to the Chicago Manual of Style.

Section 14.280 of the Manual list the elements of an online video citation:

  •  If known, the name of the principle subject of the recording, such as a presenter, interviewee, journalist, or director..
  •  The title of the video clip, placed in “quotation marks.”
  •  The medium of the recording or name of the website on which the recording is located — YouTube video, MPEG file, New York Times video, etc.  The manual is not clear on when to list the medium of the recording vs. the name of the website.
  • The time length of the recording
  • The date on which the recording was uploaded
  • The URL at which the recording may be found

Thursday November 14th, 2019

Period Four-Grade 11 Law

Ms. Gaudette’s class will be coming in to research and plan a media piece for their Youth Criminal Justice Act assignment.

Your assignment is here:

YCJA-Assignment

Some helpful sites are listed here:

Youth Justice Canada

Exploring the Youth Criminal Justice Act

Justice for Children and Youth

Children and the Law-Ontario

Cleo Connect-Justice for Youth

Wednesday November 13th, 2019

Period One- CHW3M

Mr. Kosowan’s Grade 11 Ancient Civilization class will be coming to the Library to research for their Greek Elections assignment. Please see your current assignment for the updated dates.

Greek-Election-Assignment

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 could also consult the following websites and databases as well:

Click on the link for a great resource about ancient Greece.

Fordham University has created an Internet Sourcebook that provides primary source documents different civilizations and eras across History.

JSTOR 

The Perseus Project: From TUFTS University, this collection of cultural, historic and literary sources from the Greco-Roman world provides you with excellent material.

Another good website to look at is Ancient History Encyclopedia.

Period Four-CHC2D

Ms. Gaudette’s Grade 10 History class will be coming in to research technological innovations of World War Two.

Here is your assignment:

Technological Innovations of WW2 (1)

We 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 globally renowned individuals and their innovations. It also provides links and a bibliography for easy access.

Britannica.com – This is a good starting point for general information.

You will need to search your innovation within these websites.

History.com

Warhistoryonline.com

Historycollection.co

Science History Institute

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

Resources for the CHC2O 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. 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?

Finally….

Remember where to find help creating a 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 November 4th, 2019

Period 4-SNC1D

Ms. Ahmed’s class will be coming in to work on their Invasive Species research project.

Here is your assignment:

invasive-species-assignment

Resources
A good website is called Invading Species in which you can find most invading species found in Canada, listed under the categories in the menu.

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

*the Virtual Library Catalogue,
*InfoBase e-books,
*Science Reference Centre
*Global Issues in Context

Before you can access the database list, remember to indicate that you’re in Gr 9-12. 

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.

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 October 31st, 2019

Period 3- CHC2D

Mr. Woodley’s Grade 10 History class will be coming to the Library to continue researching their issue as it relates to the destruction of Native culture in Canada or whether an apology is enough.

  1. 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.
  2. The Canadian Encyclopedia is an excellent source of information for Canadian individuals (or for those with ties to Canada).
  3. The History databases and websites within the Virtual Library may be helpful. Just remember to choose Grade 9-12 and Indigenous Studies or History as the Subject in the FIND feature.
  4. The following websites may also be of use:

Info on the Apologies by the Churches

Anglican Church of Canada Website and Apology for Residential Schools

Catholic Church of Canada – Apology for Residential Schools

The United Church of Canada’s Apology

24 Page Article by Peter Bush on the apologies by Canadian Churches for Residential Schools 1986-1998

Indigenous Heritage (Library and Archives Canada)

Indigenous Foundations

Canadian Geographic

An Overview of the Indian Residential School System 

Reports from the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation

10 Indigenous Artworks that Changes How We Imagine Ourselves – Richard William Hill continues his explorations of 1980s and 1990s Indigenous art to outline 10 works that changes how we “imagine our place in the world.”

Some artist statements from 2017 that might work for the combating words and images issue…

 

Remember that you will need to include a bibliography 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 a bibliography 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.

Friday October 18, 2019

Periods 1 & 4-CHV 201

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

Civics-Culminating-2019

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.

Period 2- CHW3M

Mr. Kosowan will be bringing his Ancient History class in to begin researching for their Egyptian Buzzfeed assignment.

Here is the assignment:

Egyptian-Buzzfeed-2019-1

On page 2 of your assignment, you will see examples of listicles.
Click on the links below for more examples of Buzzfeed listicles:

Kids of the 90s

People You Wish You Knew

28 Useful Products for Anyone Who’s On the Go

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.

Another good website to look at is Ancient History Encyclopedia .

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:

Thursday October 17, 2019

Period 2-ENG4U

Mr. Brown’s Grade 12 English class will be coming into the library to research topics surrounding the study of Oedipus.

Below you can find resources that will support your research.

Greek Mythology

Ancient History Encyclopedia

Encyclopedia Britannica

You are being asked to cite your research using MLA. Keep an accurate record of all sources you use and create a Working Works Cited list. This is a list that allows you to add or remove sources so you can ensure the Submitted Works Cited List is accurate. By showing your working Works Cited list to your teacher or to a teacher-librarian, you’ll be able to get ahead of the game and maybe even earn a higher grade.

The MLA Working File

Wednesday October 9th, 2019

Periods 2 & 3-CHV201

Mr. Kosowan’s 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

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.

Friday October 4th, 2019



Curated Resources for Classes in the Library Today

Welcome to the Library!

Period 4 – PSK4U

Ms. Vieth’s class is coming in to work on their social issues in sport assignment.

You might want to check out the Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sports website if you are looking at issues within Canadian or relating to Canadian athletes.

Also the CBC archives may have news clips related to past events relating to social issues in Sport.

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

Included are the Virtual Library Catalogue, Canadian Points of View, Global Issues in Context and Advanced Placement Source.



Thursday October 3rd, 2019

Period 3-CLN3M

Ms. Gaudette’s Grade 11 Law class will be coming to the library to research for their wrongful convictions assignment.

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

You will be citing your sources using MLA, at the minimum a Works Cited page/slide will be required.

Use the following PDF to guide you and/or use OWLPurdue.

The-MLA-Working-File

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