Monday January 18th, 2021

GPP Peer Leadership

Today you will be looking at a variety of sources while researching your chosen topics. 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 on the Virtual Library Home Page in the orange passwords and info icon.

  • 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

The Internet is an acceptable place to search as long as you are looking for reputable websites that often end in .org, .edu, .com, .gov. Canadian newspapers such as The Toronto Star & The Globe and Mail report on local and national education issues as well. Other sources include local teacher union websites such as OSSTF (secondary) and EFTO (elementary).

Citation

For your annotated bibliography, you will be using the APA school of citation.

Here are some common examples of what that should look like.

Examples of Annotated Bibliography

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 Ms. Kelso or Ms. Vilicic go when we’re looking for information about citation.

Wednesday December 16th, 2020 (2pm)

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

Chicago-Student-Guide

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.

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.

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

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

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 Sourcebook

Tuesday December 15th, 2020

Welcome to the Library,  Mr. Oster’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

Wednesday December 16th, 2020

Grade 11 IB Math Exploration and Citation

Welcome to Laurier’s Library website! This is a great place for resources that you may need this year and next.

IB expects that you will reference any material that is not your own. In the case of the Math Exploration/IA, you may be referencing articles, studies, research done by others, images, charts, graphs, etc.

APA is the formatting style that you should use for Math. However IB will accept MLA or Chicago as long as whichever format you use, you remain consistent throughout.

The following links are here to help guide you in this process.

Effective Citing and Referencing (IB)

OWL Purdue-Citing Electronic Sources in APA

Within OWL’s APA guidelines, have a look at the Tables & Figures, Numbers & Statistics (for Statistical Copy, when to use a table or figure) and the APA Sample Paper

The-APA-Working-File

Finally, there is reference to samples of student work, where it is evident that IAs which have referenced sources, are mentioned in a positive light. Have a look at Example 21 in particular for referencing.

Wednesday December 2, 2020

Welcome Ms. Jackman’s SBI4U class!

Today we’re going to look at some databases 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.

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

Gale in Context: Global Issues is trillium and the User ID for EBSCO databases, such as Advanced Placement Source and Science Reference Centre is tdsb and the password is trillium20!

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. OWL Purdue is also another good source for reference help.

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Monday & Tuesday November 2nd & 3rd, 2020

Welcome to the Library,  Ms. Jackman and Ms. Lane’s Grade 10 Science classes!  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.

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.

Thursday May 28th, 2020

CHV201

Materials to support the Wrongfully Convicted Assignment in the current Civics classes of Ms. Cross, Ms. Gandhi, Ms. Magson and Mr. Woodley

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

We also recommend Gale in Context-Global Issues, an excellent database found in the Virtual Library. It is particularly good for this assignment because you can access Canadian news articles. Because you are accessing it from home, you will need to make sure that you are logged into AW, and use the following login/password: trillium/trillium.

You will be creating a Bibliography in Chicago Style and it’s helpful if you have some examples to look at. We have created a guide for you to use and also recommend OWLPurdue if you would like an online source that is trustworthy.

Remember that with any citation for any class, your teacher’s instructions  will be the ones to follow.

Chicago-Citation-at-Laurier

Monday May 25th, 2020

Grade 9 Science

Ms. Lane’s SNC1D1/7 classes will be coming to the Virtual Library to work on their Invasive Species/Endangered Species assignment.

Resources

The websites that Ms. Lane has shared with you are excellent starting points for figuring out which type of species you are interested in and beginning to collect your information.

Invading Species in Ontario

Government of Ontario Species at Risk

Toronto Zoo’s Guide to Fighting Extinction

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

Resources for the SNC1D1/7

Before you can access the database list, click on the yellow FIND tile and remember to indicate that you’re in Gr 9-12. These databases are password protected when you are accessing them from home. You will need to be logged into AW first and use the user id/password, trillium/trillium to access most of the databases. Infobase e-books (see below) id/password is elem/elem.

Recommended databases are:

The Science Reference Center
Infobase e-books
Gale in Context-Canada

The Library Catalogue

The Library Catalogue will also will allow you remote access to our Electronic and Streaming Media/Video Collection.

As always, remember to keep track of where you found your information by the website or database name and the title of the article/information so that you can properly cite/format it for the assignment using APA.

Citation

For Science assignments, you probably remember that you will be using the APA school of citation. Follow Ms. Lane’s instructions regarding citing your sources. She does not require a Reference List at the end of your work. Your teacher is the BOSS of how you give credit to your resources. Make sure you follow her instructions, using the Online Research Notes form.

Click HERE to see some examples.

You will likely want to use pictures or images in the presentation of your species and we would recommend using websites that do not require a citation, if possible. Here are two good sites for free stock photos:

Unsplash

Pexels

Citing a Picture
You should always cite your pictures, if possible. Have a look at the following videos to help you through that process. It’s not as hard as you think!

Using and Referencing Images in APA from Charles Darwin University
APA in Minutes from Humber College Library

As a reminder, here is an example of how to cite pictures:
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.

Wednesday May 20, 2020

Welcome to the Library, Ms. Savage’s HSP3U Class!

Ms. Savage’s Grade 11 Introduction to Anthropology, Psychology, and Sociology class will be coming to the Virtual Library to research their Mental Illness Case File assignment and review how to create a Bibliography using Chicago Style Citation.

For this assignment, you’ll need quality resources from different areas.

Resources for the HSP3U

If we were at school, we would be showing you our fairly extensive collection of books on many of your topics. In lieu of this, Ms. Savage has shared with you the Toronto Public Library’s Overdrive Access information so that you are able to obtain information from their e-book collection.

To access media resources, use our Catalogue; found on the Virtual Library. The Catalogue provides you access to streaming video and other digital resources. You’ll need to log in with your TDSB information to access the Catalogue as well as use the digital learnmark for passwords to Learn360 and CBC Curio. (see note in red below)

To access a reliable database such as Advanced Placement Source, you’ll need to go through the Virtual Library, click on the yellow FIND button, choose  Grades 9-12 and it will be the first entry you see. It is Password Protected. The login and passwords for EBSCO databases like AP Source and Global Issues in Context are listed on the digital learnmark accessible on the home page of the Virtual Library in the top right corner.

The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) is also a great resource accessed through the Virtual Library as well. It is not password protected.

Other online sites can be useful too and we have added some links here to a few that we think may be helpful.

A valuable resource is the Vanier Institute of the Family, which has excellent research on mental health and its impact upon families. Use the Search feature to find information on your illness/disorder.

The Government of Canada website may be helpful.

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

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

There 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.

Citation

You will be using the 17th updated version of the Chicago Manual of Style.

The new file can be found 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. Remember to use Ms. Magson’s example Bibliography as posted in your classroom for details specific to your class.

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

As always, we direct you to using OWLPurdue for more examples or to answer citation questions.

Wednesday May 13th, 2020

ENG1D7

Ms. Baroti’s Grade 9 Pre-IB English class will be “coming” into the library to review researching an issue as it relates to The Chrysalids for their essay.

Below you can find a wonderful resource that will support your research.

Remember in any research, it is important to be deliberate about your search terms. Remember that simply typing your question/theme/topic into a search bar will yield middling results. Think about all the synonyms for your search terms and you’ll be able to find excellent resources.

To access a reliable database such as Global Issues in Context, you’ll need to go through the Virtual Library, click on the yellow FIND button, choose  Grades 9-12 and either scroll down until you find it or type it into the search box. It is Password Protected. The login and passwords for EBSCO databases like Global Issues in Context are listed on the digital learnmark accessible on the home page of the Virtual Library in the top right corner.

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.

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The MLA Working File

From Owl Purdue:

Many of you will be using articles that are found within databases so you will need to cite the article and after that, add the database information.

An Article from an Online Database (or Other Electronic Subscription Service)

Cite online databases (e.g. LexisNexis, ProQuest, JSTOR, ScienceDirect) and other subscription services as containers. Thus, provide the title of the database italicized before the DOI or URL. If a DOI is not provided, use the URL instead. Provide the date of access if you wish.

Alonso, Alvaro, and Julio A. Camargo. “Toxicity of Nitrite to Three Species of Freshwater Invertebrates.” Environmental Toxicology, vol. 21, no. 1, 3 Feb. 2006, pp. 90-94. Wiley Online Library, doi:10.1002/tox.20155.

Langhamer, Claire. “Love and Courtship in Mid-Twentieth-Century England.” Historical Journal, vol. 50, no. 1, 2007, pp. 173-96. ProQuest, doi:10.1017/S0018246X06005966. Accessed 27 May 2009.

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