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.




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, April 12th

Curated Resources for Classes in the Library Today

Welcome to the Library!

Period Two – HIF1O1

Ms. McWilliam’s Grade 9 Family Studies class is coming down to work on their healthy snacks assignment.

Click here for Canada’s Food Guide (2011)

Ms. McWilliams has provided some great links that offer healthy snacks. They can be found below.

Period Three- CGC1D

Ms. Sandoval-Castro’s Grade 9 Geography class is coming in to work on their landform regions research.

  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.


Also, we need to talk a bit about Death by PowerpointAlso, there is Death by GoogleSlide and Death by Prezi.


Ms. Vilicic will discuss bad presentations.

Death by Prezi

Thursday, December 14th

Curated Resources for Classes in the Library Today

Welcome to the Library!


Period 1 – CHV2O1

Ms. Belevski’s class is coming in to work on their debate assignment.

The Canadian Student Debating Federation 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 Research Aides, 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.

Period 3 – HIF101-11

Ms. McWilliams’ class is coming in to research Healthy Recipes.

The Internet is filled with great resources for how to cook.

If you use the following links, you’ll find great resources to use for your Healthy Snack assignment.

Serious Eats
One of the greatest websites that deal with Recipes and cooking methods is Serious Eats. They take a very thorough approach to cooking and look at which method works best.

Serious Eats has a page dedicated specifically to Snacks, so you should definitely use it by clicking HERE.

Jamie Oliver
Chef Oliver has done extensive work to improve nutritional standards in North American schools as well as in his homeland of Great Britain. He has established a great deal of healthy snack recipes as well. You can find those HERE.

Eat Right Ontario
Established by provincial dietitians, Eat Right Ontario focuses upon advice, recipes and techniques for Ontarians to eat healthier food than they currently do. Use the search feature on the website to find the appropriate resources.

Period 3 – HSB4U1-11

Click here to download a copy of your assignment.

Ms. Magson’s HSB class is coming in to work on their assignment. For this assignment, you’ll need quality resources from different areas. The Library’s 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 such as Canadian Points of View and Global Viewpoints. Also, Advanced Placement Source is a great resource.


So, Ms. Magson wants you to use STATSCan…. it might be the worst designed website in North America. However, it sure has a lot of stats. We can assure you that if you’re looking for demographic data in Canada, it can probably be found HERE.

Resources for the HSB4U