Monday May 16, 2022

Period 4-CHC2D

Welcome Mr. Woodley’s Grade 10 History class! Today begins our series of classes in the quest to creating an outstanding history research essay.

For research purposes, we’ll base our start in the Virtual Library. (Remember that many databases are password-protected from home).

  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.
  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 yellow FIND tile.

Our second discussion will revolve around embedding quotes within your essay which follows MLA school of citation.

In English classes you may have cited novels or short stories or poems parenthetically using MLA, which involves the author and page number from the text.

For Mr. Woodley’s class many of your sources will be online so that changes things a little bit.

To embed quotes, there are a few simple guidelines to remember:

  1. No lonely quotes!
  2. Run-In and/or Run-Out
  3. Peppering a quote
  4. DOT.DOT.DOT
  5. COPY COPY (AUTHOR PAGE) PERIOD.
In-text-citation-MLA

Finally, when in doubt, OWL Purdue is a great resource for all of your citation needs.

Remember that you will need to include a Works Cited page using  MLA school 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 Works Cited page to be proud of!

Below you’ll find the Laurier Guide for MLA Citation.

The-MLA-Working-File-Updated-2022

Tuesday May 3rd, 2022

Welcome to the Library, Ms. Magon’s HSP3U Class!

Ms. Magson’s Grade 11 Introduction to Anthropology, Psychology, and Sociology class will be coming to the Virtual Library to research their Mental Illness Case File assignment.

For this assignment, you’ll need quality resources from different areas.

Resources for HSP

To access media resources, use our Catalogue; found on the Virtual Library. The Catalogue provides you access to streaming video and other digital resources. You’ll need to log in with your TDSB information to access the Catalogue as well as use the digital learnmark for passwords to Learn360 and CBC Curio. (see note in red below)

To access a reliable database such as Advanced Placement Source, you’ll need to go through the Virtual Library, click on the yellow FIND button, choose  Grades 9-12 and it will be the first entry you see. It is Password Protected. The login and passwords for EBSCO databases like AP Source and Global Issues in Context are listed on the digital learnmark accessible on the home page of the Virtual Library in the top right corner.

The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) is also a great resource accessed through the Virtual Library as well. It is not password protected.

Teen Health and Wellness is another good starting point, accessible through the Virtual Library and password-protected from home.

External links that may be helpful:

A valuable resource is the Vanier Institute of the Family, which has excellent research on mental health and its impact upon families. Use the Search feature to find information on your illness/disorder.

The Government of Canada website may be helpful.

Using the search box in Healthlink B.C.’s websitemay help you find information about your topic as a starting point.

Quebec’s government webpage for mental health may also yield some initial results.

There are websites and organizations specific to some illnesses such as Tourette’s Syndrome so that may be an option to look into as you are researching.

Friday March 11th, 2022

Period 1 – Ms. Papoutsis’ CGC1D (Grade 9 Geography)

Greetings geographers and welcome to the Library.

Today, you’re looking at Landforms, which you’ll need to use Laurier’s Virtual Library to research.

Luckily, your teacher has given you the URLs needed on the handouts; so that’s pretty easy to navigate!

Our focus together, that’ll be upon discussing 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.

The-APA-Working-File

Tuesday March 8th, 2022

Welcome back ENG 4U scholars!

Today you’re here to do some research connected to your novel.

One great database is Global Issues in Context, found in the Virtual Library. It is password-protected when you’re at home so make sure you know where to find them in the Virtual Library. (Hint: look for the Orange Passwords Icon)

An external source that provides a good, neutral overview of countries and their history, political situations, etc is the CIA World Factbook.

As a reminder, it’s a good idea to keep track of your information and the sites you use so that you are easily able to format your Works Cited page in MLA.

The-MLA-Working-File

Tuesday February 8th, 2022

Welcome to the Library, ENG4U classes!

You’re here today to search ebook options through the Toronto Public Library.

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 or Libby app. (Some branches are currently closed so check to make sure that the branch you want is open for curbside pick-up and in-library borrowing.)

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.

The TDSB Virtual Library does have ebook options but the selections generally are not appropriate in terms of reading level and content for an ENG4U ISU.

Tuesday January 12, 2022

Welcome back to the Library!

PMMs. Belevski’s CHC2D

We’re back for more MLA Citation fun! Now that you have the Works Cited page under control, let’s talk about in-text citing. In English classes you may have cited novels or short stories or poems parenthetically using MLA, which would involve the author and page number from the text.

For Ms. Belevski’s class your sources will be online so that changes things a little bit.

To embed quotes, there are a few simple guidelines to remember:

  1. No lonely quotes!
  2. Run-In and/or Run-Out
  3. Peppering a quote
  4. DOT.DOT.DOT
  5. COPY COPY (AUTHOR PAGE) PERIOD.
In-text-citation-MLA

Finally, when in doubt, OWL Purdue is a great resource for all of your citation needs.

Tuesday June 15, 2021

Welcome back Grade 12 biology students!

Your slide presentation needs a visual which in turn needs 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.

Where to Look?

Having said that, there are lots of places, including Google, 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 sometimes also called “attribution.” There are sources for images that are “public use” according to Creative Commons licensing such as:

Other sources: Pixabay, Pexels, Unsplash, Wikimedia Commons, ScienceImage, Public Health Image Library, Britannica Image Quest (trillium/trillium) in the Virtual Library.

How to Format?

Visit the Online Writing Lab (OWL) at Purdue to see what they have to say about formatting your image.

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) (you may add the Creative Commons licence here if there is one. e.g.  CC BY-NC.)

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

What happens if:
1) the image has no creator: go to the title
2) the image doesn’t have a title: describe the image and put that description in square brackets in italics
3) if the image has no date: put [n.d.] after the creator (if there is one) and title/description

Here is a brief video from Humber College that is helpful if you want to use an image but have little information.


Placement?


Images 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 image 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.

Infinite loop sculpture

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/.


Wednesday May 26, 2021

Welcome to the Library, Ms. McMulkin’s ENG3U class!

You’re here today to search ebook options through the TDSB.

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) accessed ONLY after logging into AW and accessing through the Virtual Library.

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 or Libby app.

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.

Wednesday May 19, 2021

Welcome to the Library and Learning Commons!

CHC2D1/7

Ms. Jackson’s Grade 10 History class will be researching for their essay on the 1920s as well as reviewing the basics of using Chicago style of Citation.

Within the Virtual Library there are a few databases that we can use to search information that we consider trustworthy and reliable.

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 and Info icon at the top of the Virtual Library home page.

In the Virtual Library, you’ll use the yellow FIND tile to search in the Subject Resource Find Table.

First, input your Grade: 9-12,
next, under Resource Type select All Resources
and last, under Subject, choose History from the dropdown menu. This will bring you to databases and websites that are TDSB-approved.

You may also look at resources in the Subject Guides, under Social Studies, History and Geography, Grade 10 under the appropriate timeframe that includes the 1920s.

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! (Remember to keep track of where you found your information so that formatting your bibliography will be a breeze!)

Below you’ll find the Laurier Guide for Chicago Citation.

Chicago-Citation-at-Laurier

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.

Monday May 3, 2021

Welcome to the Library, Ms. Stewart’s Grade 11/12 Visual Arts class! You’re here today to review good research strategies and how to cite your resources in MLA format.

Within the Virtual Library  there are a few databases that we can use to search information that we count as trustworthy and reliable.

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.

 

 


Global Issues in Context is one of them. (password is trillium if you’re already logged into AW)

Encyclopedia Britannica is another one. (login is trillium/trillium)

Advanced Placement Source (AP Source) is also good. (login is tdsb/trillium20!)

There are some other websites that I came across that are reliable sources of information.
OAEA (Ontario Art Education Association)

Artcyclopedia.com (a form of Internet search engine/tool, browse for artists & art movements and see personal image use in museums & galleries)

AGO (for Canadian artists)

Artsy.net (for buyers-check their open access images/Download Image Tool)

The-MLA-Working-File

We also use OWL Purdue as an additional resource for all citation needs.

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