Monday, September 26th, 2022

Period 3-HIF10-Ms. Wray

Today, we’ll be discussing APA citation and looking at the use of databases.

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APA Citation
This form of citation helps students show the source of their research and is quite simple to accomplish. We’ll talk about how we write a References list together in class and talk about why it’s important to know how to do it properly.

You can download our APA Primer in PDF form Here, or view it below in your browser’s PDF viewer.

The-APA-Working-File

Databases and Research

  1. The Library Catalogue provides you with remote access to our digital and streaming media collection. It also allows you to search the print collection to see what books will be available for circulation.
  2. Other sources are easily accessed in the Virtual Library under the yellow FIND tile, such as Teen Health and Wellness. Remember to choose Grades 9-12, All Resources and Health and PE for this assignment.
  3. We’ll also discuss how to use our Academic Databases and how to find passwords if you’re working virtually.
  4. Remember to keep track of any sites that you use so that you can format your References list easily.

Welcome, HFA 4U1!

Period 1 – HFA4U with Ms. Wray

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APA Citation
This form of citation helps students show the source of their research and is quite simple to accomplish. We’ll talk about how we write a References list together in class and talk about why its important to know how to do properly.

You can download our APA Primer in PDF form Here, or view it below in your browser’s PDF viewer.

The-APA-Working-File

OWL Purdue is also another good source for reference help.

Watch this video for in-text referencing: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RWZCXPoBo-k

Databases and Research

  1. The AP Source found HERE provides students with excellent peer-reviewed journals with tools to help organize and cite research. It’s the most powerful database we have.
  2. The Library Catalogue provides you with remote access to our digital and streaming media collection. It also allows you to search the print collection to see what books will be available for circulation.
  3. We’ll also discuss how to use our Academic Databases and how to find passwords if working virtually.

Remember that the databases are password-protected and some of the passwords have changed since last year. You will need to be logged into AW to access these resources. Look for the orange Passwords & Info icon in the Virtual Library.

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You’ll see this at the top of the Virtual Library page.

Slide Presentation and Citing Images

Your slide presentation needs visuals which in turn need to be cited in APA. In this situation you need to reference the source of the visual and unfortunately stating Google Images as the source will not suffice.

Simply put, you may NOT cite Google. It is a search engine, not a source. You have to dig deeper to cite images that are found through Google.

Here are a couple of short videos that may help you in this process, both of which I have permission to share with you.

The first one is valuable in that it shows where to find images that are free to be used in Google.

The second one shows how to cite images that may or may not have all of the information that you need.

These videos give slightly different information in terms of the placement of the date. The first video shows the date placed immediately after the creator’s name and no mention of the type of image.

The second video shows the creator’s name, the type of work and then the date.

Which one is accurate? The main difference is that the creator’s role (photographer) is mentioned in the second video as well as the type of image [photograph].

We’ll visit the Online Writing Lab (OWL) at Purdue to see what they have to say.

Here is the format:

Creator’s last name, Creator’s first name initial. (Year of publication). Title of image [type of image]. Source. URL (hyperlink removed)

Here is an actual example:

Ryan, S. (2019). [Sea smoke on Lake Michigan] [Photograph] New York Timeshttps://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2019/world/year-in-pictures.html

Note: if the image does not have a title, describe the image and put that description in square brackets.

Brock University and Simon Fraser University also have included great examples of citing images that you can reference as well.

From Brock U.
7.2: Using Images on Slides

If you use images, such as photographs or clipart, on your slides, you should also credit the source of the image. Do not reproduce images without permission. There are sources for clipart and images that are “public use” according to Creative Commons licensing such as:

Photographs are treated as figures in APA Style. Therefore, the citation for the source of the image is included as a footnote in the figure caption underneath the photograph which includes the figure number and a description. The source of the image obtained is attributed using the following model:

Figure 1. Blah blah blah. From Title of Image, by Author, Year. Retrieved from URL.

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Figure 1. Photograph of a sculpture in Cupertino, California. From Infinite Loop II by Kurafire (2007, January 3).  Retrieved from https://www.flickr.com/photos/kurafire/343629962/.


Another option for citing image sources is to create a separate slide titled “Photo credits” or “Image Sources”. For more assistance on the various ways to cite images in presentations (but not necessarily in APA format), see:


For more assistance in creating figures in APA Style, see the following sections & pages of the Publication Manual, 6th edition:

  • 2.12 Footnotes (pages 37 -38)
  • 5.20 – 5.25 Figures (pages 150 – 167)

Now that you know what you’re looking for, there are lots of places to look for images or illustrations for this assignment that are covered by Creative Common licenses which means that you can share and edit the material as long as you give appropriate credit.

Pixabay, Pexels, Unsplash, Wikimedia Commons, ScienceImage, Public Health Image Library, Britannica Image Quest in the Virtual Library.

Wednesday February 24th, 2021

HIF 101-Exploring Family Studies

Welcome to the Libray, Ms. Wray’s Family Studies Class! You’re here today to choose an ebook or audiobook for your Book Review Assignment.

You have several options through TDSB’s Virtual Library as well as through the Toronto Public Library.

You can access the Library Catalogue through the Virtual library to search for ebooks which will link to the databases or skip this step and go directly to the databases: TeenBookcloud or Destiny Discover/FollettShelf.

Destiny Discover is password protected so it will ask you to log in. The login is: student# (user ID) student # (password).

For TeenBookCloud the login is: tdsb (user ID) and reads (password).

If you already have a Toronto Public Library library card, then you already know that you can borrow books through curbside pickup at your closest branch or borrow ebooks to read online using their Overdrive platform.

If you don’t have a library card for the Public Library, it’s easy to get one online if you live in Toronto by registering for a Digital Access Card.