Thursday May 16th, 2019

Period 2 –  HSB3U

Ms. Magson’s Introduction to Anthropology, Sociology & Psychology class will be coming in to work on their Culminating Evaluation. A picture is worth a thousand words.

Obviously with the different research topics, students will need to look at different platforms for their research.

Search Strings

Refining your search terms will be the most important part of your research. Keep in mind that your currently somewhat vague research question has many different research avenues. Synonyms and the use of limiters for research engines might not be something you’re very familiar with… but it’s time you started.

For example, if you’re researching Glorification of Mental Illness on Social Media…. I’d consider using some of the following terms…. why might some of these elicit different results?

Social Media
Mental Health
Self Harm


Ms Magson recommends using the following websites if you are still looking for an image.
Getty Images
National Geographic

If you want to find some statistics to back up some of your claims, STATS Canada would be a great place to find data to support claims or for context.

The CBC archives provides you with access to thousands of audio clips and video clips that are easy to integrate into your presentation.

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

Resources for the HSB3U Included are the Virtual Library Catalogue, the Canadian Points of View, Global Issues in Context and the Advanced Placement Source.

Before you can access the database list, remember to indicate that you’re in Gr 9-12. The CPOV and the GIC are exceptionally well suited here.

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.


You will also need to review the basics of Footnoting.

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.

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.

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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.

Citing Photos and Videos – Chicago Style – April 2019

When citing photos from online sources, try to find the original photographer or source and site as you would an online source.

Wednesday May 1st, 2019

Curated Resources for Classes in the Library Today

Welcome to the Library!

Period 2 – CLN4U

Ms. Gaudette’s Grade 12 Law class will be coming to the Library to work on their culminating presentation.
A PDF of your assignment is found below.


Ms. Gaudette recommends using Amnesty International‘s website as a good starting point for research.

To access some quality print and media resources, use our Catalogue; found on the Virtual Library. The Catalogue also provides you access to streaming video and other electronic resources. When off site,  you’ll need to log in with your TDSB information.

Resources for the CLN4U

Remember that simply typing your topic into a search bar will yield middling results. Think about all the synonyms for your search terms and you’ll be able to find excellent resources.

You will be using the 17th updated version of the Chicago Manual of Style.

Yes, there is now a 17th Edition. Which means the old PDF or printout you’ve used in the past is now obsolete. You are welcome to take it out of your binder and (safely and neatly) throw it into the Blue Bin.

The new file can be found right here at Chicago Citation at Laurier.

The basics are unchanged, but we feel that this new resource will provide you with a thorough overview of the expectations laid out by the 17th Edition of the Chicago Manual of Style.

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

Here is an example essay file called From the dawn of time where you see how footnotes work.

You may also be using pictures and videos and therefore you will need to cite them as well. When in doubt remember that OWL Purdue is a great resource.