Friday November 25th, 2022

Welcome SNC2D classes! You are here to work on your Issues in Biology assignment.

So, why are the Librarians involved? Great question.

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We’re here to talk to you about Citation and How to Find Articles for your work.

This Primer on APA will help explain the basics of how you’ll be citing your work within a report as well as how to create the “References” list.

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OWL Purdue is another option if you need help with APA citation.

Today we’re going to look at the best database, (Advanced Placement Source) within the TDSB’s Virtual Library for your peer-reviewed articles.

Remember to select your Grade range (9-12) and subject area (Science &/or Health) before starting to search in the yellow FIND tile.

Other options include:

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.

Tuesday November 22nd, 2022

Welcome SNC2D classes! You are here to work on your Issues in Biology assignment.

So, why are the Librarians involved? Great question.

willem dafoe scientist GIF

We’re here to talk to you about Citation and How to Find Articles for your work.

This Primer on APA will help explain the basics of how you’ll be citing your work within a report as well as how to create the “References” list.

The-APA-Working-File-Updated-April-26-1

OWL Purdue is another option if you need help with APA citation.

Today we’re going to look at the best database, (Advanced Placement Source) within the TDSB’s Virtual Library for your peer-reviewed articles.

Remember to select your Grade range (9-12) and subject area (Science &/or Health) before starting to search in the yellow FIND tile.

Other options include:

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.

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.

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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.

Thursday, September 29th, 2022


Periods 1 & 3 SBI3U7 Mr. Oster

Good morning I.B. Biology fans, today you’ll be working in the Library and learning about how to find reputable scientific articles as well as how to cite them using APA.

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Today we’re going to look at the best database, (Advanced Placement Source) 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.

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

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.

The-APA-Working-File

OWL Purdue is also another good source for reference help.

Welcome, HFA 4U1!

Period 1 – HFA4U with Ms. Wray

Welcome Nutritionists!

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.

Friday April 30, 2021

Welcome Ms. Jackman’s SBI4U class!

Today we’re going to look at the best database, (Advanced Placement Source) 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.

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

The user id for EBSCO databases, such as Advanced Placement Source is tdsb and the password is trillium21!

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.

The-APA-Working-File

OWL Purdue is also another good source for reference help.

Tuesday March 16th, 2021

Welcome to the Library, Ms. Lane’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.

The-APA-Working-File

Watch the following videos for help in referencing your visuals in APA format. The following 2 videos give good overviews of 1) sourcing images that are free to be reproduced and 2) what to do if you do not have all the information you need.
From Charles Darwin University: Using and Referencing Images in APA
From Humber College Library: APA 6th in Minutes: Online images


You should make sure that you are able to reference whatever image you are using and that may take some careful searching within websites for the creator of the image.

Monday January 18th, 2021

GPP Peer Leadership

Today you will be looking at a variety of sources while researching your chosen topics. Some of those sources should include….

The Virtual Library’s Educator Resources  are used by Teachers when they need to do related research in the field of education. Seems like a solid place to go….. Use the different databases found here and be sure to keep a record of each source as it’ll make citation far easier.

The Advanced Placement Source also provides elite-level access to a high-achieving academic database. With access to thousands of peer-reviewed journals and other academically viable sources of research, the AP Source should be used heavily in your research. Login and Password for the AP Source can be found on the Virtual Library Home Page in the orange passwords and info icon.

  • Passwords can be found in your student agenda or on the Learnmarks provided to your Homeform in September.

Teen Health and Wellness is a database in the Virtual Library that focuses on issues relevant to teens such as bullying and academic anxiety.

Another academic source is JSTOR.

The Internet is an acceptable place to search as long as you are looking for reputable websites that often end in .org, .edu, .com, .gov., .ca, .on. Canadian newspapers such as The Toronto Star & The Globe and Mail report on local and national education issues as well. Other sources include local teacher union websites such as OSSTF (secondary) and EFTO (elementary) Jennifer Brown, as the current ETT President, has written many articles about the status of education as well. The Conversation is also a hub for education issues. EDCAN.ca is another source of information on current educational issues.

Citation

For your annotated bibliography, you will be using the APA school of citation.

Here are some common examples of what that should look like.

Examples of Annotated Bibliography

The file discussed with the class for easy access can be found here The APA Working File.

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.

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.

The-APA-Working-File

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

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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.

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