Wednesday April 17th, 2019

Curated Resources for Classes in the Library Today

Welcome to the Library!

Periods 2 & 4– ENG3U

Ms. Nikkel’s Grade 11 University English class will be coming into the library to complete research on their debate topic and fine-tune their Works Cited lists.

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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You are being asked to cite your research using MLA. Keep an accurate record of all sources you use and create a Working Works Cited list. This is a list that allows you to add or remove sources so you can ensure the Submitted Works Cited List is accurate. By showing your working Works Cited list to your teacher or to a teacher-librarian, you’ll be able to get ahead of the game and maybe even earn a higher grade.

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The MLA Working File

From Owl Purdue:

Many of you will be using articles that are found within databases so you will need to cite the article and after that, add the database information.

An Article from an Online Database (or Other Electronic Subscription Service)

Cite online databases (e.g. LexisNexis, ProQuest, JSTOR, ScienceDirect) and other subscription services as containers. Thus, provide the title of the database italicized before the DOI or URL. If a DOI is not provided, use the URL instead. Provide the date of access if you wish.

Alonso, Alvaro, and Julio A. Camargo. “Toxicity of Nitrite to Three Species of Freshwater Invertebrates.” Environmental Toxicology, vol. 21, no. 1, 3 Feb. 2006, pp. 90-94. Wiley Online Library, doi:10.1002/tox.20155.

Langhamer, Claire. “Love and Courtship in Mid-Twentieth-Century England.” Historical Journal, vol. 50, no. 1, 2007, pp. 173-96. ProQuest, doi:10.1017/S0018246X06005966. Accessed 27 May 2009.

Wednesday April 10th, 2019

Curated Resources for Classes in the Library Today

Welcome to the Library!

Periods 1 & 3 – ENG3U

Ms. Nikkel’s Grade 11 University English class will be coming into the library to research 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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You are being asked to cite your research using MLA. Keep an accurate record of all sources you use and create a Working Works Cited list. This is a list that allows you to add or remove sources so you can ensure the Submitted Works Cited List is accurate. By showing your working Works Cited list to your teacher or to a teacher-librarian, you’ll be able to get ahead of the game and maybe even earn a higher grade.

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The MLA Working File

Tuesday, November 13

Curated Resources for Classes in the Library Today

Welcome to the Library!

Period 1 – ENG3U

Ms. Walk’s Grade 11 University Prep English class will be coming into the library on Tuesday to research their Expert Panel Discussion with Mr. Kosowan.

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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You are being asked to cite your research using MLA. Keep an accurate record of all sources you use and create a Working Works Cited list. This is a list that allows you to add or remove sources so you can ensure the Submitted Works Cited List is accurate. By showing your working Works Cited list to your teacher or to a teacher-librarian, you’ll be able to get ahead of the game and maybe even earn a higher grade.

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The MLA Working File

Monday, March 19th

Curated Resources for Classes in the Library Today

Welcome to the Library!

Period 1 – ESLD/E

Ms. Ahmed’s ESLD/E class is coming in for a lesson on MLA citation.

MLA is the style of choice for students studying in the Arts. You’ll find that it is used across all English classes here at Laurier (and most English Lit. courses in University too)

While you’ve probably seen MLA before, remember that is has undergone changes over the years. An easy primer on how to cite in MLA at Laurier can be found HERE.

In session, we will go over how to cite sections a novel and a textbook. We’ll also touch on citation generators and discuss why they’re a poor choice at this stage in your academic careers.

You will also complete the following assignment for the end of the period. Please ensure that you include your name and Teacher’s name on the document before printing today. The assignment can be downloaded here at MLA Assignment – ESL.

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, February 23

Curated Resources for Classes in the Library Today

Welcome to the Library!

Period Two- ENG4U

Ms. Shaw’s Grade 12 University Prep English class is coming in for a primer on MLA citation.

MLA is the style of choice for students studying in the Arts. You’ll find that it is used across all English classes here at Laurier (and most English Lit. courses in University too)

While you’ve probably seen MLA before, remember that is has undergone changes over the years. An easy primer on how to cite in MLA at Laurier can be found HERE.

In session, we will go over how to cite sections of an anthology, like the essays you’re currently deconstructing. We’ll also touch on citation generators and discuss why they’re a poor choice at this stage in your academic careers.

 

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 Three- ENG1P

Students from Ms. Shaw’s Grade 9 English class will be introduced to the Library through an Orientation session. How books are signed out, where the different sections of are library are and other information will be covered before the class gets a book talk. Students will then get to sign out a book for their in-class reading time.

 

Period Four- ENG3U

Ms. Shaw’s Grade 11 University Prep English class is coming in for a primer on MLA citation.

MLA is the style of choice for students studying in the Arts. You’ll find that it is used across all English classes here at Laurier (and most English Lit. courses in University too)

While you’ve probably seen MLA before, remember that is has undergone changes over the years. An easy primer on how to cite in MLA at Laurier can be found HERE.

In session, we will go over how to cite a novel, specifically Catcher in the Rye. We’ll discuss the importance of citing within an essay or any piece of writing and we’ll also touch on citation generators and discuss why they’re a poor choice at this stage in your academic careers.

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.

Monday, December 18th

Curated Resources for Classes in the Library Today

Welcome to the Library!

Period 4 – FSF3U1-11

Click here to download a copy of your assignment.

Ms. Forget’s Grade 11 IB French class is coming in to work on their research on francophones célèbres.

There’s a whole big world of French resources online, following these slides to take to you where you need to go.

French Resources

The Whole French MLA thing

You’re all crackerjack citation experts at this stage of your academic careers, right? No, well…. that’s ok. For this particular assignment, we want you to create a basic Works Cited list, or as they say… “Ouvrages Cités”

 

Much of the rules for MLA in English are the same in French.

  • All sources are listed in alphabetical order
  • You use a hanging indent for the 2nd/3rd lines of each citation.
  • Your title is centred, with no special font stylings.

There are some different formatting concerns to be aware of though. Namely….

  • Guillemets are used instead of Quotation Marks.
    • In Microsoft Office or Google docs, use the following codes to insert your guillemets.
      • «Alt + 174
      • »Alt + 175
  • Use the accepted format for dates. Not capitalized with proper punctuation marks.
  • Remember that when in doubt, there is not a lot of support online for MLA citation in French. The Laurier Library is working on creating a comprehensive guide to help students with their  citations en français.

 

Follow the slides below to see what a citation should look like, based on the sorts of resources we’ll show you today.

 

 

Wednesday, December 6th

Curated Resources for Classes in the Library Today

Welcome to the Library!

Period 2 – ENG3U1-13
Ms. Nikkel’s Grade 11 University Prep English class will be coming in to continue their work on their Debate.

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.

Included are the Virtual Library Catalogue, the Canadian Points of View, Global Issues in Context and the Advanced Placement Source.

Citation

For this assignment, you will be using the MLA 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 MLA 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 4 – CHC2D1-11

Click here to download a copy of your assignment.

Ms. Gaudette’s  Canadian History class will be coming to work on their “ABCs of the Defining Moments of the 20th Century” assignment. (Wow; that was a mouthful) The Laurier Librarians have created a list of 20th/21st Century Canadian History resources. This list of print sources covers important primary source documents that will help aid your research. We’ve labelled it as “CHC2D – Canadian History Primary Sources” It can be found HERE.

You’ll also find a great deal of material online. If we may be so bold, here’s a collection of easy-to-find links that should help.

OISE is where University students learn how to be teachers. They have amassed a collection of digital resources that help promote the use of Primary Sources in Canadian History. You should check it out.

The Canadian Letters & Images Project archives the Canadian war experience from those who were there. You can search for real primary source documents by era, theme and location. You can find letters, photos or pretty much anything else you could use in terms of primary sources in Canada. Definitely a great resource.

Thompson Rivers University has another great collection of Primary source documents. With a West Coast bias, you’ll find some different resources than us elitist Ontarians.

And hey, while we’re travelling across Canada; let’s stop at Brandon University. The good Manitoban researchers have compiled a very useful list of primary sources.

The Library Catalogue has great resources here too. You should check it out remember to use the login info from your learnmarks. Some of these topics are covered by streaming video and ebooks in addition to our traditional print collection. That catalogue is certainly an invaluable resource for you.