Monday May 25th, 2020

Grade 9 Science

Ms. Lane’s SNC1D1/7 classes will be coming to the Virtual Library to work on their Invasive Species/Endangered Species assignment.


The websites that Ms. Lane has shared with you are excellent starting points for figuring out which type of species you are interested in and beginning to collect your information.

Invading Species in Ontario

Government of Ontario Species at Risk

Toronto Zoo’s Guide to Fighting Extinction

Here are some other very useful resources you can pick up at the Laurier Virtual Library. 

Resources for the SNC1D1/7

Before you can access the database list, click on the yellow FIND tile and remember to indicate that you’re in Gr 9-12. These databases are password protected when you are accessing them from home. You will need to be logged into AW first and use the user id/password, trillium/trillium to access most of the databases. Infobase e-books (see below) id/password is elem/elem.

Recommended databases are:

The Science Reference Center
Infobase e-books
Gale in Context-Canada

The Library Catalogue

The Library Catalogue will also will allow you remote access to our Electronic and Streaming Media/Video Collection.

As always, remember to keep track of where you found your information by the website or database name and the title of the article/information so that you can properly cite/format it for the assignment using APA.


For Science assignments, you probably remember that you will be using the APA school of citation. Follow Ms. Lane’s instructions regarding citing your sources. She does not require a Reference List at the end of your work. Your teacher is the BOSS of how you give credit to your resources. Make sure you follow her instructions, using the Online Research Notes form.

Click HERE to see some examples.

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You will likely want to use pictures or images in the presentation of your species and we would recommend using websites that do not require a citation, if possible. Here are two good sites for free stock photos:



Citing a Picture
You should always cite your pictures, if possible. Have a look at the following videos to help you through that process. It’s not as hard as you think!

Using and Referencing Images in APA from Charles Darwin University
APA in Minutes from Humber College Library

As a reminder, here is an example of how to cite pictures:
APA References List citation

Remember to look to OWL @ Purdue for other questions that arise about citation. It’s where Ms. Vilicic or Ms. Kelso go when we’re looking for information about citation.