Wednesday November 13th, 2019

Period One- CHW3M

Mr. Kosowan’s Grade 11 Ancient Civilization class will be coming to the Library to research for their Greek Elections assignment. Please see your current assignment for the updated dates.

Greek-Election-Assignment

We also suggest you use the following resources :

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.

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

Click on the link for a great resource about ancient Greece.

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

JSTOR 

The Perseus Project: From TUFTS University, this collection of cultural, historic and literary sources from the Greco-Roman world provides you with excellent material.

Another good website to look at is Ancient History Encyclopedia.

Period Four-CHC2D

Ms. Gaudette’s Grade 10 History class will be coming in to research technological innovations of World War Two.

Here is your assignment:

Technological Innovations of WW2 (1)

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 Is it out of date or premature maybe?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 October 9th, 2019

Periods 2 & 3-CHV201

Mr. Kosowan’s classes will be coming to the library to research wrongfully convicted Canadians in preparation for their presentations.

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.

Thursday September 26th, 2019

Curated Resources for Classes in the Library Today

Welcome to the Library!

Period Two- CHW3M

Mr. Kosowan’s Grade 11 Ancient Civilization class will be coming to the Library to research for their TripAdvisor assignment.

Your assignment is here:

TripAdvisor

We suggest you use the resources Mr. Kosowan has recommended in your assignment handout as well as:

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.

Instead of just going to Google, you’d all be well-served to consult the following databases as well.

JSTOR

Fordham Ancient History Sourcebook

Ancient History Encyclopedia

Ancient Mesopotamians

As part of your presentation, you will need to show your sources in a Bibliography using Chicago style. Remember that your audience needs to see what’s on your slide, so make sure that you choose a suitable font & size.

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

An example of a slide would look like this:

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.

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.

Tuesday May 21st, 2019

Periods 1, 2 & 4 – CHV2O

Ms. Cross’ and Mr. Kososwan’s classes are coming in to work on their Case Study Assignment.

Researching an individual is much different than researching a theme or a topic. We’d 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 several globally renowned individuals. It also provides links and a bibliography for easy access.

Biographi.ca – This sources provides biographies on Canadians of note. Definitely a prime source of information.

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,  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. Many groups & organizations may have their own websites. Look for .org & .com. 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?

Finding the official website for Black Lives Matter, for example, will be a great place to get information about the movement, but for a balanced approach you should also use newspaper media and other analysis from reputable sources.

Finally….

Remember where to find help creating footnotes and 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 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.

Thursday April 11, 2019

Period 1-CHC2D7- Mr Kosowan

Ms. McMulkin, Ms. Gaudette , Mr. Kosowan, Mr. Oldridge and Mr. Philippou will be bringing their 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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