Parent Information Sheet


Sir Wilfrid Laurier Library
Teacher Librarian: Mei-Lan Morton
Mei-Lan.Morton@ocdsb.ca 613-834-4500 ext 221

Welcome to the Lancer Library. This information sheet will give you a brief description of what is available in the library, our curriculum relate d goals, and important links to databases, research guides, and other related websites which are available to students and their families at home.


http://swllibrary.wikispaces.com/ Lancer Library Wikispaces The chainsaw in your toolbox!!!


Link to Sir Wil Research tools and databases.

tinyurl.com/sirwilresearch


This is your link to a variety of resources and guides. I update this regularly and post direct links to some of your course and summative resources. There is also a link to Sir Wil’s catalogue , Ottawa Public Library, and credible internet sites. All guides for documentation, works cited, essay writing etc. are found here as well.

We offer the following:

1. A vibrant and welcoming environment where students
are encouraged to use the tools available to enhance the quality of their assignments.

2. Information Literacy Skills Continuum : Grades 9 – 12
· Instruction regarding accessing, evaluating, and incorporating all types of resources
· Senior Grades – accessing scholarly sources, critical analysis , analysing conflicting information, determining purpose and bias
· Information technology workshops – evaluating your sources
· Conferencing and evaluating process for major assignments and summatives
· Academic Integrity
· Equity Education / Character Education


3. High Interest Fiction, Non-fiction, Magazines, Current Bestselllers

· I encourage students to go ahead and buy an interesting book or magazine (they must check to make sure we do not already have it) and provide me with the receipt(imperative). I will then reimburse them and put the item in the library

Ottawa Public Library Website : Connection to Electronic Databases

Many teachers require research from these databases as the sources are credible and subject specific. Scholarly Articles and Journal Articles are available on these Databases and THEY ARE FREE. You can access them at school or at home and are much more reliable than the general internet.
Excellent General Databases - Consumer Reports (information and ratings about products) , Chilton Auto Repair, General Gold Reference, etc.
Access free databases which subscribe to thousands of magazines and journals FULL TEXT.
Type in a subject and you will get Articles, Journals, Pictures, Maps, TV and Radio and Government Transcripts, Audio Visual clips, and Newspapers. All articles related to your topic will be provided in full text and the reading level is specified for all sources.



1. Go to the Ottawa Public Library site http://www.biblioottawalibrary.ca/
2. Scroll down to the end of page and click on Online Rescources.

Click on any of the database icons and type in your subject.
OR Click on Browse all Databases – Some are arranged by subject headings. Others are general databases which have access to thousands of online periodicals, newspapers, video and audio clips. You will be asked for your library card number and your password (your last four digits in your phone number)
Academic One File, Subject Specific Databases and Opposing Viewpoints are very useful. These databases access thousands of magazines and Journals FULL TEXTBooks, Pictures, Maps, TV and Radio and Government Transcripts, Audio Visual clips, and Newspapers. All articles related to your topic will be provided in full text and the reading level is specified for all sources. AcademicONe file identifies scholarly journals.