Economics Culminating: Best Sources

Welcome back!

Use this note-taking sheet to keep track of your sources and information.  Open it with your tdsb login, then make a copy to your drive.

The TDSB Virtual Library has an excellent list of sources for Economics research.  You can access the list here. Under Grade, select 9-12, then under Subject, select Business Studies & Economics.

Good luck!  See me in the library if you have any questions.

 

I WRITE, therefore I CITE

Hey Philosophy Class, it’s time to think deeply about how we collect information and share it with others.  Today’s lesson is all about how to use APA Style.

We’ll start with this slide show:

APA Style for Beginners

And then you’ll complete this challenge:

APA Citation Challenge

And then you will be SO READY for whatever delicious research assignment gets served up next!

History Research for Grade 10 students

We’ll start our lesson with a look at plagiarism and academic honesty, using the tutorial “You Quote It, You Note It”. 

We’ll then look at how to cite try out MLA style with this citation overview and exercise.

In addition to the databases listed on the  history handout and books that you can access through this site, you may want to explore the primary sources available at these websites:

CBC Archives

City of Toronto Archives

Library and Archives Canada

Local History and Genealogy – Toronto Public Library

Pro tip: when you’re searching on the internet for sources, try limiting your search by type “site:edu” after your search term, in order to limit your returns to university websites.

 

MPCLibrary.ca gets an update

Check out what’s new!

Look on the right side for easier access to Categories, Tags, and Archives.  Now you can subscribe directly to MPCLibrary.ca right there.

See our new website icon that will appear if you pin our website to the desktop or to your Start Menu.

Watch for new interactive reading examples under Library Resources. Try The Boat, an award-winning online graphic novel.

Hoopla Digital has been added to TPL.  Get your free 8 movies a month online with your Toronto Public Library card. Who needs Netflix? Other video sources have been organized under Library Resources – Video.

Britannica ImageQuest gets its own location under Library Resources. Homework help has been centralized under Links. All our citation links are now updated to MLA version 8. See what other changes you notice. Naxos Music Library is still available under Library Resources with the TDSB password bookmark.

Find the good stuff faster.  Don’t forget our catalogue is still top right!

This is you in Grade Nine, Baby!

It occurs to me that the reference I make in the title of this post is to a song that came out more than a decade before this year’s Grade Nine class was born.  Perhaps it’s time for this librarian to get a fresh playlist?  Anyway, dated musical references aside, here are some fun things we learned about this year’s Grade 9s in the orientation survey:

  • Favourite books?  Harry Potter tops the list, followed closely by Hunger Games and books by John Green
  • Favourite kinds of books to read?  Fantasy, sci-fi,  young adult and biography
  • Favourite movie? This year’s remake of  It is the first choice for many, but otherwise your diverse movie choices range from Moana to Strange Brew to The Life of Pi
  • Favourite sport?  Basketball and soccer vie for the lead, with swimming coming in third

When asked about library use, many students said they plan to come here to study and research.  Fewer plan to use the library for reading, but still about 50%. Considering that almost 80 percent of you read for fun more than one hour per week, let’s see if we can get book signouts up this year!

Thank you all for filling out the survey!