Wednesday October 2, 2019



Period 4-CLN3M

Ms. Gaudette’s Grade 11 Law class will be coming to the library to research for their wrongful convictions assignment.

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

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 September 13th, 2019

Period 2-CLN4U

Ms. Gaudette’s Grade 12 Law class will be coming to the library to research legal philosophers.

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 Sourcebookh

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.

Monday September 9, 2019

Curated resources for classes in the Library today.

Welcome to the Library!

Period 1-CHW3M

Mr. Kosowan’s Ancient Civilization class will be in the library for an overview on places to go for history research and Chicago Citation.

We suggest you use the following resources when researching topics for this course:

The Library Catalogue allows you remote access to our print, digital and streaming resources from anywhere at any time.

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

To access these resources, you’ll simply need your TDSB log-in information.

Instead of just going to Google, you could also consult the following databases as well.

JSTOR provides students with a powerful and easy-to-use database for academic pursuit.

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

A good website to look at is Ancient History Encyclopedia .

CITATION

Remember that you will need to use Chicago Style of Citation for your footnotes and bibliography.

You may need to refer to Laurier’s handy Chicago Style handout. The file can be found right here at Chicago Citation at Laurier.

If you need more examples to help you cite properly, you can consult a reputable site such as OWLPurdue .

Periods 2, 3 & 4

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.

Friday May 10th, 2019



Curated Resources for Classes in the Library Today

Welcome to the Library!

Period 2– CHV201

Ms. Cross’ Grade 10 Civics class will be coming into the library to start researching their debate topic.

Below you can find resources that will support your research.

As you’ll have to research both sides of the debate, 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.

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Remember that you will need to provide Mr. Kosowan with a bibliography in Chicago-style citation.

Remember to keep track of where you find your information and reference the examples in the document below. Things to remember are consistent font size and style, accurate spacing between entries, alphabetical order by author last name, hanging indentation and hyperlinks removed from the URLs.



Wednesday May 8th, 2019

Curated Resources for Classes in the Library Today

Welcome to the Library!

Periods 1 & 4– CHV201

Mr. Kososwan’s Grade 10 Civics classes will be coming into the library to start researching their debate topic.

Below you can find resources that will support your research.

As you’ll have to research both sides of the debate, 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.

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Remember that you will need to provide Mr. Kosowan with a bibliography in Chicago-style citation.

Remember to keep track of where you find your information and reference the examples in the document below. Things to remember are consistent font size and style, accurate spacing between entries, alphabetical order by author last name, hanging indentation and hyperlinks removed from the URLs.

Tuesday May 7th, 2019

Periods 2 & 4- CHC2D

Mr. Philippou’s Grade 10 History classes will be coming to the Library to research a prominent Canadian of the Cold War Era (1945-1988) for their Cold War Spy Dossier Assignment.

To find information about your prominent Canadian, 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 prominent Canadian.
  2. The Canadian Encyclopedia is an excellent source of information for Canadian individuals (or for those with ties to Canada).
  3. The History databases and websites within the Virtual Library may be helpful. Just remember to choose Grade 9-12 and History as the Subject in the SEARCH feature. There is a site devoted to Canadian Prime Ministers and also CBC archives for news reports, past and present.
  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.

Remember that you will need to include a bibliography 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 a bibliography 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.

Tuesday April 23, 2019

Periods 2 & 4-CHC2D- Mr.  Philippou

Mr. Philippou will be bringing his Grade 10 History classes to the library to work on their World War 2 Technological Innovations project.

We 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 globally renowned individuals and their innovations. It also provides links and a bibliography for easy access.

Britannica.com – This is a good starting point for general information.

You will need to search your innovation within these websites.

History.com

Warhistoryonline.com

Historycollection.co

Science History Institute

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

Resources for the CHC2O 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. 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?

Finally….

Remember where to find help creating a 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.

Wednesday February 27, 2019

Periods 2 & 4 – CHC2D

Mr. Philippou’s Grade 10 History classes will be reviewing 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 February 26, 2019

Curated Resources for Classes in the Library Today

Welcome to the Library!

Periods 1,2 & 4 (Tues), Period 3 (Wed) – CHV2O

The 4 Civics classes are coming in to work on their debate assignment.

Resources for the Debate

The International Debate Education Association (IDEA) has a great resource designed for students who are performing in a debate. If only we could find some students who were going to be in a debate…. Make sure you use their Debatepedia, which are quite useful.

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, the Canadian Points of View, Global Issues in Context and the Advanced Placement Source.
(Click on any of the preceding text for the live links)

Before you can access the database list, remember to indicate that you’re in Gr 9-12.

Don’t forget to check Laurier’s Catalogue in the Virtual Library for print, online and media sources!

For referencing your resources, you will be using Chicago style formatting for 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.

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