Wednesday December 16th, 2020 (2pm)

Ms. Parsekhian’s Philosophy class is coming in to refresh their memories of the basics of using Chicago style of Citation.


You’re now all experts (right?) in terms of creating a Bibliography. Congratulations. That’s no small feat.

The next step is to master the Footnote.

While a Bibliography provides your reader with a list of every resource you utilized, a Footnote shows from where every piece of research originated. 

These footnotes should correspond with what you find in the Bibliography.


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.

Look at this slide show for basics on how/where/when to use the Footnotes.

In terms of research, the following databases as well as the Virtual Library are a good start.

Here are some links to primary sources that you might find useful:

Classical and Medieval Sources of Natural Law

Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy

Fordham University’s Modern History Sourcebook

Tuesday December 15th, 2020

Welcome to the Library,  Mr. Oster’s Grade 10 Science class!  You’re here to do research for your Climate Change Speech Assignment.

We recommend the Virtual Library for databases as well as the Library Catalogue for a variety of media pieces.

Check out the TDSB’s Climate Change Hub, particularly the Citizenship tab for lots of useful links.

Global Issues in ContextScience Reference Centre and Canadian Points of View are all great places to find a variety of news articles as well as journal articles.

Remember to select your grade, 9-12, when searching for these databases. The login  for Gale in Context-Global Issues is trillium. The login/password for the other databases is tdsb/trillium20!

You will need to keep track of your resources as you research so that you are able to format them properly in APA. Check the examples below.


Wednesday December 16th, 2020

Grade 11 IB Math Exploration and Citation

Welcome to Laurier’s Library website! This is a great place for resources that you may need this year and next.

IB expects that you will reference any material that is not your own. In the case of the Math Exploration/IA, you may be referencing articles, studies, research done by others, images, charts, graphs, etc.

APA is the formatting style that you should use for Math. However IB will accept MLA or Chicago as long as whichever format you use, you remain consistent throughout.

The following links are here to help guide you in this process.

Effective Citing and Referencing (IB)

OWL Purdue-Citing Electronic Sources in APA

Within OWL’s APA guidelines, have a look at the Tables & Figures, Numbers & Statistics (for Statistical Copy, when to use a table or figure) and the APA Sample Paper


Finally, there is reference to samples of student work, where it is evident that IAs which have referenced sources, are mentioned in a positive light. Have a look at Example 21 in particular for referencing.

Wednesday December 2, 2020

Welcome Ms. Jackman’s SBI4U class!

Today we’re going to look at some databases within the TDSB’s Virtual Library for your peer-reviewed articles.

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.

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

Gale in Context: Global Issues is trillium and the User ID for EBSCO databases, such as Advanced Placement Source and Science Reference Centre is tdsb and the password is trillium20!

We will also review APA referencing as you will need to cite your source for your article. Please reference the following document for examples, specifically on page 2. OWL Purdue is also another good source for reference help.