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.

Monday February 10th, 2020

Welcome to the Library and Learning Commons!

Period 2 – CHC2D

Mr. Philippou’s Grade 10 History class 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.



Period 3 – HZT 4U

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

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.

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.

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

HZT4U Resources

Period 4-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.

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.

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