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Atlas of Canada
A collection of digital maps, quizzes, facts, geographical information and learning resources about Canada.

The Canadian Encyclopedia Online

Dictionary of Canadian Biography

National Library of Canada
Bilingual site covers Confederation, explorers, wars and other aspects of Canadian history, as well as music and literature for adults and children.

CIA World Factbook

Aide de devoirs (Canadian Parents for French)

How to do a Bibliography:

Many students come in to our library to do research. One of the most common things you ask us is “My teacher says I have to do a bibliography. How do I do that?” Well, here’s our tips about bibliographies – what they are and how to make them.

What is a bibliography (bib-li-og-ra-phy)?
A bibliography is a list of the books of a specific author or publisher, or on a specific subject.

Why do I need to make a bibliography?
A bibliography helps you know where you got your information from and it lets your teacher know you are giving proper credit for your sources of information.

What do I include in a bibliography?
You should list every source you use such as a book, a movie, a website, an interview or any information that did not come from you

Where do I put the bibliography for my assignment?
The bibliography goes at the end of your assignment. The title of this page should be Bibliography or Works Cited

How to…Make a Bibliography
*Alphabetize by author’s last name.
*If no author, go by the first main word of the title.
*Use the bibliography style that your teacher requests. If you are not given a particular style to follow, use the guide below.

1. Book with one author:
Blodgett, E.D. Alice Munro. Boston: Twayne, 1988.

2. Book with more than one author:
Elwood, Ann, and Linda C. Wood. Windows in Space. New York: Walker, 1982.

3. Article in a magazine:
Daglish, Brenda, “A Matter of Interest.” Maclean’s, February 15, 1993, pp.36-37.

4. Article in a newspaper:
Smith, Beverly, “Canadians Skate to Gold Medal,” The Globe and Mail, March 11, 1993. p. A1.

5. Article in an encyclopedia:
Humber, William. “Bicycling.” The Canadian Encyclopedia, 1988.

6. Video or Film:
Shooting Stars. Videotape. National Film Board of Canada (Toronto), 1987. 49 min., 30 sec.

7. Radio or television program:
“Haida Gwaii – Islands of the People.” Nature. PBS, December 19, 1992.

8. Interview:
Delaney, Daphne (musician). Personal interview, Toronto, April 10, 2006.

9. Information from the Internet:
Include the web site address and the date the information was researched.
http://www.cableeducation.ca (January 1, 2001)

Studying Tips:

You will all have to study for a test at some time or another so we’ve put together some tips to help make it easier.

Preparing for the test
• Record the dates of your tests in your agenda
• Make sure you bring home all the books and materials you will need to study
• Keep up-to-date on your assignments
• Take notes in class
• Ask questions if you are unclear or don’t understand what is being taught
• Learn new information as you come to it – don’t wait until test time to learn everything
• Try to study at the same time and same place every day
• Take short breaks of 5-10 minutes if you have to study for a long period of time
• Make sure your study area has good air flow, is well lit, and that all your supplies are in one area
• Make sure to remove any distractions such as the T.V., radio or computer
• Study sitting at a desk or table – studying in a bed or comfy chair may make you too drowsy
• Ask your parents to quiz you on what you have studied for the test
• If it would be helpful, find a study buddy

Test Day
• Don’t go to school on an empty stomach because hunger will interfere with your concentration
• Arrive early so you will have some time to relax
• Look over the entire test when it is handed out
• Pay close attention to the directions given on the test
• For multiple choice questions, try to answer the question before reading the choices. If you’re right one of the choices will match your answer
• Try the easy questions first because sometimes answers become clearer after you take a second look
• If you have to skip a question, be sure to mark it so you remember to come back to it. You don’t want to leave any questions blank
• Stay positive and keep concentrating on the answers you do know
• Be sure to leave some time to read over your answers
• Remember the better you study, the better you will do on your test