Tuesday, April 17th

Curated Resources for Classes in the Library Today

Welcome to the Library!

Period Three- CIA4U

Mr. Oldridge’s Grade 12 Economics class is coming in to work on their Economics assignments.

To really find great research material, you’ll need to find data. Look for Trade Organizations (Governmental or Business) and see if you can mine their data. Remember, that a proponent or critic is likely to selectively include data to support their case, so see if you can find raw data sources instead.  Lobby Groups for all of the topics listed for this assignment can be found, and would be invaluable to your research.

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.

STATSCanada provides official statistics from the Canadian Government. It’s unwieldy, but has great raw data from which you can build your research.

The American Economic Association has a great primer on how to find data for research. While it has a large focus upon American sources, there is a global section.

The National Bureau of Economic Research has an excellent collection of articles and data tables on many different economic issues.

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.

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 Chicago school of citation. Remember that includes Footnotes and a Bibliography at the end of the essay.

The file discussed with the class for easy access can be found here Chicago Citation at Laurier.

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.