Hey, here is a guide for researching Mesopotamia using school and board resources:
Note that it is a google doc and can only be accessed if you are logged into your TDSB account.
Use journals! Academic journals are often more reputable sources of information than what you will find on websites. They are written by experts, and articles are reviewed by other experts in the same field. The research they use is current and reliable.
As with any source of information, be critical and watch for bias. Always triangulate your sources!
Select the following
Resource Type: Database Articles
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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.
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:
And then you’ll complete this challenge:
And then you will be SO READY for whatever delicious research assignment gets served up next!
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!
Online Library Resources for Travel to the Developing World
In addition to the resources listed on your worksheet, the library has several very good resources that are available for your individual countries.
Your presentation needs pictures. Start in the menu above under Library Resources>MPC Databases>Britannica Image Quest. (Get the Password Bookmark from your Librarian or the Circulation Desk)
Go to the Virtual Library Page under Library Resources>Virtual Library
For additional information, or if your country isn’t listed in CultureGrams, choose Britannica and select the High School level. Other levels will not have as much information on your country.
Here you can find the CIA World Fact Book, Foreign Language News and Newspapers, Research Success 2017, Unesco, World Bank Databank, and the World Health Organization.
Back here at mpclibrary.ca choose Library Resources>MPC Databases>Modern World History Online. You can research your individual countries for ideas for slides 11-14. On the country page, skip to the bottom for modern history.
If you speak French, don’t forget our Liens français above.
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.