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. Login and Password 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.

Teen Health and Wellness is a database in the Virtual Library that focuses on issues relevant to teens such as bullying and academic anxiety.

Another academic source is JSTOR.

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., .ca, .on. 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) Jennifer Brown, as the current ETT President, has written many articles about the status of education as well. The Conversation is also a hub for education issues. EDCAN.ca is another source of information on current educational issues.

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.

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.

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.

Monday March 9th, 2020

Periods Two and Four- CGC1D7/1

Ms. Pak and Ms. Milenkovski’s Grade 9 Geography classes are coming in to work on their landform regions research.

This is the second time in the library so a quick reminder of how to create a Reference page is a must before beginning your research.

The-APA-Working-File

  1. The Canadian Government’s Natural Resources Department has an excellent Canadian Atlas, providing information on Canadian geography by region. It would be an excellent source.
  2. Canadian Geographic has an excellent Online Atlas that also has information about Canada’s landforms.
  3. WorldAtlas provides basic landform information.
  4. Our Virtual Library has great databases for your research purposes.
  5. The Library’s Catalogue provides you access to our print, digital and streaming collection.

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.

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.

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