Hey all– we’re counting the days to the REAL first day of summer, when vacation starts. Do you have your reading yet? Let me help you. Here are the most popular books in the MPC library this year (books are linked to the Toronto Public Library, so you can read a summary, place a hold or find out which branch has the book):
Welcome to the library! For your research on computer issues, you should begin with the Canadian Student Research Centre. If you are using Google, make sure to evaluate the websites you use with CARS (Credibility, Accuracy, Reasonableness, Support)
Learn about MLA style in-text citations from this video. Then play a game to see what you’ve learned. Talk to your librarian about what you might need to work on (refer to the handout “How to Cite Your Sources in a Presentation”)
a place to be free
to be in space
to be in cave times
to be a cook
to be a crook
to be in love
to be unhappy
to be quick and smart
to be contained and cautious
to surf the rainbow
to sail the dreams
to be blue
to be jazz
to be wonderful
to be you
a place to be
yeah… to be
Ms Froude’s Genocide class is learning about making comics in order to complete their unit assignment; this website has really clear examples and explanations of comic book techniques: http://www.creativecomicart.com/index.html
For research on Literary Criticism, check out Bloom’s Literary Reference (under Library Resources> MPC databases) and the Literary Reference Center (under Library Resources > Catalogue, Encyclopedias and Databases >Databases). Also search the Gale Virtual Reference Library, where a number of online books can help you in your search for good quality information (under Library Resources > Catalogue, Encyclopedias and Databases >ebooks).
This page features a collection of links curated by Jack Lynch, a professor in the English department, of the Newark campus of Rutgers University, specializing in the English literature of the eighteenth century and the history of the English language. It is no longer maintained, but some of the links are excellent.
Like reading? Like talking? You might just be a candidate for the MPC library Book Club! Join co-ordinator Emma Carey, Ms Green, and a bunch of other like-minded readers on Mondays at lunch for good chats about great books.
As a class, we will go over the concepts of plagiarism, academic honesty, and citations, as well as reliable sources. We will use this handout on Citation for Beginners to guide our discussion, and view the tutorial by Acadia University called “You Quote It, You Note It”.
On your computer, you will review reliable sources by doing this activity: