By clicking Library Resources on the menu bar above, you will be connected to the TDSB Virtual Library, which has a ton of useful stuff for your research and reading pleasure! Use it to find databases, videos and curated websites, get help with citations, or find a new book in the catalogue. If you have any questions about it, ask Ms Green in the library, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Finding scholarly articles that are accessible and usable can be a challenge, but your MPC library’s got you.
- Pick up a bookmark with passwords (or follow links to them on the TDSB library site) and explore Advanced Placement Database on the TDSB Virtual Library (Click Search A-Z Databases). Remember to narrow your search to “Full Text” and “Peer-Reviewed.”
- Get out your Toronto Public Library card and head over to J-Stor, a huge database of archived and almost-new academic resources. Use the same search limitations and play with your search modifiers in the “Advanced Search” option.
- Cite it all! Most databases have a citation formulated for you, so you can simply copy and paste it into your Works Cited list. Use OWL Purdue to keep your APA citation style on point, and you’re well on your way to researching like a pro!
Visit our virtual collection online. You can access it on the menu above under Library Resources and Catalogue, Encyclopedias, and Databases. It’s much easier to use than before, and you can access all the same resources more quickly.
All our databases and resources are now combined in one unified search engine. You start by choosing grades 9-12 at the bottom of the page. You can still access the databases one at a time, as in the past, using A-Z databases.
Citation helps are found by expanding Inquiry – Citation on the left, or through the citation button on the Inquiry tile, but don’t click directly on Inquiry because you can’t access the citation helps there.
You’ll find that the new Virtual Library is much easier to use, since the most popular resources are all one click away. If you can’t find something, or if you would like to see something on our mpclibrary.ca homepage, just ask. There’ll be more to come in the weeks ahead.
You don’t have to wait for your class to come to the library. Stop in for a visit as soon as you want, periods 1-3 on a spare, or outside class time. We have a great space and we’re here to help you.
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:
Then you will practice your citation skills by doing this activity:
Your name is collected along with your responses for both activities; you will be assessed!
To review what you have learned, check out Research Tutorial’s video on In-text Citations.
Our new online library catalogue system is up and running. It is the first link on the virtual library page. You can access it under Library Resources above.
Some new features are web access from anywhere, book covers, location aids, social media, and direct access to eBooks. We also have better visibility for new books and popular titles. Let us know what you think.
There are so very many great sources for researching history — in other words, you have no excuse for using some cheap, off-brand website with no author or publication date. Use the library handout for all your superior quality, name brand sources. Also, pick up our passwords “learnmark” to help you explore the databases and other paid-for sources at home.
Check out our quick-reference citation guide. It covers both MLA and APA formats and it is available for downloading and printing for ease of use. Just click the filename below: