Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Curated Resources for Classes in the Library Today

Welcome to the Library!

Period 2 – PLF4M

Ms. Vieth’s Leadership class will be coming in to work on their Research.

For the research, may I suggest the following links on the Virtual Library?

The Canadian Encyclopedia
The Library’s Databases
Biography.com
The Players’ Tribune

Google might lead you down some useful paths, but for the most part; it can be inefficient. Try looking at associations your chosen person was affiliated with. Look at Professional, National, Regional or Municipal Sports Halls of Fame when looking at individuals associated with Canadian sport. Did you know there’s even a Scarborough Walk of Fame? Even the smaller facilities or halls of fame will include short biographies of these people.

Resources for the PLF4M

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. We’ll go over the APA rules of formatting in depth on your second day with us.

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.

 

Period Four- CHW3M

Mr. Kosowan’s Grade 11 Ancient Civilization class will be coming to the Library to research for their Culminating assignment: Time Travelling Tourism Campaign.

We  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.

In the Virtual Library, using the Search feature, indicating Grades 9-12, check EBSCO’s History database.

Instead of just going to Google, we advise that you consult the following databases as well.

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

JSTOR

Another good website to look at is Ancient History Encyclopedia, found here:

http://www.ancient.eu

Thursday November 8, 2018

Period 4-SPH3U

Mr. Tamkei’s class will be coming in to work on their Energy Generation research project.

Here is your assignment:

SPH3U

Resources

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

Resources for SPH3U:

*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 Mr. Kosowan or Ms. Vilicic go when we’re looking for information about citation.

Tuesday, October 9th

Period 1 – HFA4U

Ms. Williams’s Nutrition class is working in the Library on their Media Review Assignment. 

The Library’s Databases

The Advanced Placement Source would be a great resource for this assignment. It provides access to academic journals and sources for which you would otherwise have to pay.

Also, Canadian Points of View and Global Viewpoints, which can be found at the same link above, provide exactly what their titles claim. They would be incredibly useful.

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 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 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. We’ll go

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

Thursday, September 20th

Curated Resources for Classes in the Library Today

Welcome to the Library!

Period 4 – GPP301-11/12

Ms. Magson’s Grade 11/12 Peer class will be in to work on their Leadership presentation.

Your assignment can be found here. View it here, or download a copy.

Mini Leadership Presentation (PEER)

Leadership presentation Rubric PEER

In terms of research, we might suggest you use the following sites:

  • The Canadian Encyclopedia houses articles on many famous Canadian leaders and also provides related articles and links too.
  • There are incredibly useful databases found on the Virtual Library site. I’d suggest you look at the Advanced Placement Source.
  • JSTOR provides students with a powerful and easy-to-use database for academic pursuit.
  • 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.

You’re expected to complete a Reference list using APA format. We’ve created a Laurier-friendly primer on citing with APA, so please use this file found at APA Citation PDF.

Also, for interview referencing, follow the instructions from APA HERE:

For email referencing, follow the instructions from APA HERE:

Good luck and if you need any help, please feel free to ask.

Friday, May 4th

Curated Resources for Classes in the Library Today

Welcome to the Library!

We won’t throw a bunch of Star Wars references at you today, we promise.

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Greene County Public Library (Oct 2, 2013)

Well, except for this jpeg I guess……

 

By the way, remember that this is a great time to pick up a book to read. Exams (for you non-IB students at least) are still over a month away and maybe kicking back with a good novel is just the thing to make that Saturday afternoon amazing.

Give a hoot! Read a book.

 

 

Period 1 – CHC2D7

Mr. Philippou’s Grade 10 Pre-IB Canadian History class will be back to continue their work on their Indigenous Unit.

The links for your assignment can be found HERE.

Period 4 – CHE3O

Ms. Papoutsis’ Grade 11 African History class will be in to work on their Culminating activity.

Your assignment can be found here. View it here, or download a copy.

In terms of research, we might suggest you use the following sites:

  • Blackpast.org is a robust series of resources that support the studies of African History in North America, Europe and Globally as well.  The google custom search feature at the top of the page makes navigating the website quite easy.
  • African History Month provides accessible articles about important people and events in African American history.
  • The Canadian Encyclopedia houses articles on many of the names found on your assignment, and also provides related articles and links too.
  • There are incredibly useful and age-appropriate databases found on the Virtual Library site. (I.e., they’re not too basic and they’re not University Graduate level hard) I’d suggest you look at Canadian Points of View, Global Issues in Context and the Advanced Placement Source.

You’re expected to complete a Reference list using APA format. We’ve created a Laurier-friendly primer on citing with APA, so please use this file found at APA Citation PDF.

Good luck and if you need any help, please feel free to ask.

 

Wednesday, March 7th

Period 1 – CGW4U1

Ms. Sandoval-Castro’s Grade 12 Canadian & World Issues class is working in the Library on their Essay. The specifics of what is expected can be found HERE.

From what we understand, students are writing an essay about a Global Issue.

The Library’s Databases

The Advanced Placement Source would be a great resource for this assignment. It provides access to academic journals and sources for which you would otherwise have to pay.

Also, Canadian Points of View and Global Viewpoints, which can be found at the same link above, provide exactly what their titles claim. They would be incredibly useful.

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 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. We’ll go

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

Tuesday, November 21

Curated Resources for Classes in the Library Today

Welcome to the Library!

Period 1 – PLF4M1-11

Ms. Savage’s Leadership class will be coming in to work on their Research.

For the research, I’d suggest the following links on the Virtual Library.

The Canadian Encylopedia
The Gale Virtual Reference Library
Advanced Placement Source
Biography.com
The Players Tribune

 

Resources for the PLF4M

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. We’ll go

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

 

Period 2 – HSP3U1-11

Ms. Magson’s HSP class is coming in to work on the Mental Health Case File. 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 but Advanced Placement source might be the most important.

 

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.

Resources for the HSP3U

 

Tuesday, November 14th

Curated Resources for Classes in the Library Today

Welcome to the Library!

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Period 2 –

 

Period 3 and 4– GPP3O1-12/11

Ms. Magson and Ms. Alexander’s PEER Leadership class will be back in the Library working on their Lit Review.

When we last saw you in Mid-October, you had just worked on selecting your research topics and we went through different sources for your research. Some of those sources hopefully included….

 

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 in your Student Agenda or on the Learnmarks provided to Homeforms in September.

  • Passwords can be found in your student agenda or on the Learnmarks provided to your Homeform in September.

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. We’ll go

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

 

Thursday, November 9

Curated Resources for Classes in the Library Today

Welcome to the Library!

Period 1 – HFN2O1-11

Today Mr. Wong’s class will be covering how to write a Reference list using APA school formatting rules. The first step is to use the following document. The APA Working File

Remember the examples provided for you in class and consult with OWL @ Purdue for additional guidance. You can ask your Teacher-Librarians for assistance too.

On the Library Website, we’d suggest you look at the Health & Phys Ed resources found under our Search index. There you will find lots of vetted resources that cover health (and lack of health) issues across Canada and the world.

We’d also suggest you look at the different groups across Canada that address these particular diseases.

Diabetes
High Blood Pressure
High Cholesterol
Cancer
Obesity
Osteoperosis
Heart Disease

 

Period 2 – ENG4C/E1-11

Your have the opportunity to read a book as part of your Culminating Assignment. A collection of books was laid out on the tables and cart and the Library Catalogue is also an option for you to find books.

 

Period 3 – ENG4U1-12

 

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Curated Resources for Classes in the Library Today

Remember that this is a late start and Period 1 starts at 10:00am.

Welcome to the Library! Please find a collection of links that will support your research on Natural Disasters.

Period 1 – CGC1D1-11 – Grosney

Students are encouraged to use the Library Catalogue (See widget below) to find print/digital resources to support research.

Also, consider using the following links:

The Canadian Red Cross has resources that handle Natural Disasters both domestic and international. Additionally, they have an educational program that discusses Natural Disasters too.

Public Safety Canada has a fully interactive database of historic domestic disasters. The Canadian Disaster Database has detailed information that would be helpful to discuss historic significance.

The United Nations also has a more global approach with lots of details on all manners of disaster.

The APA Working File

 

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