Wednesday May 19, 2021

Welcome to the Library and Learning Commons!

CHC2D1/7

Ms. Jackson’s Grade 10 History class will be researching for their essay on the 1920s as well as reviewing the basics of using Chicago style of Citation.

Within the Virtual Library there are a few databases that we can use to search information that we consider trustworthy and reliable.

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 and Info icon at the top of the Virtual Library home page.

In the Virtual Library, you’ll use the yellow FIND tile to search in the Subject Resource Find Table.

First, input your Grade: 9-12,
next, under Resource Type select All Resources
and last, under Subject, choose History from the dropdown menu. This will bring you to databases and websites that are TDSB-approved.

You may also look at resources in the Subject Guides, under Social Studies, History and Geography, Grade 10 under the appropriate timeframe that includes the 1920s.

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! (Remember to keep track of where you found your information so that formatting your bibliography will be a breeze!)

Below you’ll find the Laurier Guide for Chicago Citation.

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.

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

Wednesday November 27th, 2019

Curated Resources for Classes in the Library Today

Welcome to the Library!

Periods 2 & 3 – CHV201

Mr. Kosowan’s Civics classes are coming in to learn the basics of Chicago style bibliography and start their political party debate research.

You’ll find your assignment here:

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One key piece of advice is to keep track of where you find your information while you are researching so that you can create your 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.

You have probably started researching your political party and your particular issue. The following links may be helpful in your research.

Conservative Party

Green Party

Liberal Party

New Democrat Party (NDP)

People’s Party of Canada

Media Primers on the Election platforms may also be useful:

CBC

Macleans

Another fun resource from CIVIX (formerly known as StudentVote), an organization which supports the election, are a series of videos featuring leader’s responses to questions raised by students across the country.

Use the Virtual Library to access newspapers but be advised that they all have a limit to how many free articles you may access.

Using the database Global Issues in Context is another way to access newspaper articles.

Remember that when you are at home, access to the databases in the Virtual Library are protected and you must use a user id and password found on your learnmark.

Wednesday September 25th, 2019

Curated Resources for Classes in the Library Today

Welcome to the Library!

Periods 2, 3 & 4 – CHV201

Mr. Kosowan’s classes and Mr. Druery’s class are coming in to learn the basics of Chicago style bibliography and continue debate research.

One key piece of advice is to keep track of where you find your information while you are researching so that you can create your 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.

You have probably started researching your political party and your particular issue. The following links may be helpful in your research.

Conservative Party

Green Party

Liberal Party

New Democrat Party (NDP)

People’s Party of Canada

Media Primers on the Election platforms may also be useful:

CBC

Macleans

Another fun resource from CIVIX (formerly known as StudentVote), an organization which supports the election, are a series of videos featuring leader’s responses to questions raised by students across the country.

Use the Virtual Library to access newspapers but be advised that they all have a limit to how many free articles you may access.

Using the database Global Issues in Context is another way to access newspaper articles.

Remember that when you are at home, access to the databases in the Virtual Library are protected and you must use a user id and password found on your learnmark.