Wednesday February 13, 2019

Curated Resources for Classes in the Library Today

Welcome to the Library!

Period Four- ENG2P

Ms. Harris’ Grade 10 English class will be coming to the Library to research a hero for their Heroes Assignment.

To find information about your heroes, we suggest you use the following resources.

  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. Using this catalogue, you’ll be able to find the Biography for your Heroic Person.
  2. The Canadian Encyclopedia is an excellent source of information for Canadian individuals (or for those with ties to Canada).
  3. JSTOR provides students with a powerful and easy-to-use database for academic pursuit.
  4. 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.

Tuesday February 12, 2019

Period 1

Ms. Gaudette’s CLN4U class will be coming to the library to continue to research.

Here are some links to primary sources that you might find useful:

http://www.nlnrac.org/classical/plato

https://www.iep.utmedu/

https://sourcebooks.fordham.edu/mod/modsbook.asp

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 February 8, 2019

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, February 7th, 2019

Curated Resources for Classes in the Library Today

Welcome to the Library!

Period 1 – HZT 4U

Mr. Philippou’s 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

Periods 2 & 4 – CHC2D

Mr. Philippou’s Grade 10 History classes will be learning 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.

Tuesday December 18, 2018

Curated Resources for Classes in the Library Today

Welcome to the Library!

Period 3 – FSF3U1-14

Click here to download a copy of your assignment.

Ms. Forget’s Grade 11 French class is coming in to work on their research on francophones célèbres.

There’s a whole big world of French resources online, following these slides to take to you 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

The Whole French MLA thing

You’re all crackerjack 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”

 

Much 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.You’ll need to check the learnmark for the password.

Monday December 17, 2018

Curated Resources for Classes in the Library Today

Welcome to the Library!

Period 4 – PAQ2/3

Ms. Vieth’s class is coming in to research healthy diets.

We do have some cookbooks in the 640s. Check that section out.

Also we would recommend having a look at the following websites:

Canada Food Guide

Health Canada, Healthy Eating

Teen Health & Wellness, Food and Nutrition

Allrecipes

Browse All Categories  for Diet and Health (Healthy Diets, Gluten-free, Healthy Makeovers) and Cooking Style (Vegan, etc.)

Make sure that you have a look at the ratings and reviews-sometimes they have valuable information, too!

Thursday, December 13th, 2018

Curated Resources for Classes in the Library Today

Welcome to the Library!

 

Period 1 – HSP3U

Ms. Magson’s class is coming in to learn the basics of Footnoting.

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 Mr. Kosowan 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 2 – HSB4U

Ms. Magson’s class is coming in to learn the basics of Footnoting.

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 and Chicago Manual of Style for other questions that arise about citation. It’s where Mr. Kosowan 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.

Wednesday December 12, 2018

Period 1 – 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 2 – 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 3 – CHV2O

Ms. Kelso’s class is coming in to work on their Case Study Assignment.

As an example, let’s look at a teenager who saw a need and took the initiative to make a change for people who are homeless.

The Ladybug Foundation
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Soaq1f9QW30
https://www.ladybugfoundation.ca/about-us/

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. 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.

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.

 

 

Thursday, December 6th

Curated Resources for Classes in the Library Today

Welcome to the Library!

Period 2 – CHC2P
Mr. Kert is bringing his Grade 10 History class to work on a World War II assignment.

To make your lives easier, I suggest you look at the following places for research.

We’ve pulled a collection of books we think would be helpful for your research here.  They’re on a cart near the SmartBoard. Take a look!

The Laurier Librarians have created a list of 20th/21st Century Canadian History resources. This list of print sources covers important primary source documents that will help aid your research. We’ve labelled it as “CHC2D – Canadian History Primary Sources” It can be found HERE.

The Canadian Encyclopedia has information about most important Canadian history events/people. Definitely go here as it’s really easy to use and also has links to other sources that’ll make research even faster.

The Canadian Letters & Images Project archives the Canadian war experience from those who were there. You can search for real primary source documents by era, theme and location. You can find letters, photos or pretty much anything else you could use in terms of primary sources in Canada. Definitely a great resource.

Wednesday December 5, 2018

Curated Resources for Classes in the Library Today

Welcome to the Library!

Period 3 – FSF3U7

Mr. Matchett’s Grade 11 IB French class is coming in to work on their research on La culture francophone.

There’s a whole big world of French resources online, following these slides to take to you where you need to go.

French Resources

Don’t forget that Google will be a possible source, after you have changed the language from English to French, before searching your topic.

Advice….. for what it’s worth.

  • Pick something that you haven’t researched before. If you go down the same path, you won’t be terribly inspired.
  • Into sports? Instead of looking at Maurice Richard or the Montreal Olympics you could look at Youppi or why Quebec football teams are so dominant at the Highschool and University level?
  • Think creatively of what French resources you could research. TFO, TVA, CBC TelevisionTélé-Québec, RDS are all major sources of Quebec and Francophone culture…

Period 4 – HHS4U

Ms. Cross’s Families in Canada class will be coming in to work on their Culminating ISU Research.

For your research, have a look at the following links on the Virtual Library as well as the URL’s provided by Ms. Cross in your handout.

http://www.vanierinstitute.ca
https://www.worklifecanada.ca/
http://statcan.gc.ca
http://ccsd.ca
https://www.ontario.ca/laws
https://laws-lois.justice.gc.ca/eng/
https://www.canada.ca/en/employment-social-development/corporate/seniors/forum.html
http://egale.ca/
https://www.canada.ca/en/indigenous-services-canada.html

The Library’s Databases:
Advanced Placement Source and Global Issues in Context are two amazing databases.

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.

JSTOR

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 or report.

The file discussed with the class for easy access can be found here

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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.

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