Tu suis des cours en français? Profite de nos ressources en français!

September 19, 2022 | TPL Staff

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Note: English follows French. Que tu sois en français cadre, en français intensif ou en immersion française, la Bibliothèque a des ressources pour t’aider à faire tes devoirs. Collections Sais-tu que plusieurs succursales ont des collections en français? Les plus grandes se trouvent à Brentwood, Don Mills, Fairview, Pape /...

Improve Your Presentation Skills with LinkedIn Learning

June 1, 2022 | Amena

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Improving your presentation skills can help you feel more comfortable in front of a group, whether it's at school, at work or in your community. Presentations can be challenging. For some people the hardest part is speaking in front of a group, while others have a hard time figuring out...

Get Ready for the Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test

March 31, 2022 | Teresa L

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The library can help you prepare for the OSSLT, or Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test Are you about to take your OSSLT? If you have already gone through the online practice tests from EQAO but are still feeling worried about it, you are not alone. The good news is that...

Toronto Public Library Support for ESL Students

October 9, 2020 | Laura

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Teens new to Canada or learning English as a secon...

Our Top 7 Tips for Online Learning Success

August 31, 2020 | Laura

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Students will need to adapt to online learning this fall. The school year for high school students is going to look different this year. Online learning is going to be a big part of it, so we’ve pulled together the best tips out there on how to succeed in online...

Online Research Skills for High School Students: Tips and Strategies

May 4, 2020 | Laura

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Online research takes skill. In high school, you need to transition from searching for information to researching a topic. When you have to do research, a simple Google search is no longer enough. This is when Google Scholar and library databases can help. We know this transition is challenging and...

Using Brainfuse for Students and Curriculum Support: Hidden Gems

April 21, 2020 | Laura

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Brainfuse is great for connecting live with Ontario-based tutors and for accessing the Writing Lab for support with your essays. ​Basically, if you need any type of homework help imaginable, they have you covered. If you're new to using Brainfuse, check out our blog post about how to reach live...

Using Filters when Searching for Books for Research Projects

October 1, 2019 | Laura

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Ever been told by a teacher that for your next assignment you need to use books as sources? A REAL BOOK! Not websites, or articles from webpages or even a research database, but an actual book. While I’m hopeful you’ve searched our website for books or resources in the past,...

Our Top 10 Tips for Writing a High School English Essay

September 10, 2019 | Laura

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When you read a work of literature in an English class, you’re being asked not just to read but to perform literary analysis. This means thinking critically, examining and evaluating different parts of the text including – but not limited to – character traits, plot, and use of literary devices...

Top 10: Exam Study Tips

June 14, 2019 | Teen Blogger

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The library is a great place to study for exams. Pictured: Toronto Reference Library. Teen volunteer Ryan G. from the Leaside Branch Youth Advisory Group pulled together these top 10 tips to help you prepare for exams. Make an exam review and test yourself on the materials. By testing yourself...

Homework Help: Searching Beyond Google

November 30, 2018 | Yoojin

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Most students begin their research on Google. We all love to Google. Using Google or a similar search engine can provide quick and easy access to information. However, Google alone is not enough when it comes to research. Much of the information retrieved with a Google search has not been...

Homework Help: Referencing, Citations and Bibliographies

October 17, 2018 | Laura

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Research and building research skills is one of the biggest new areas when you enter high school. Last month this blog touched on issues related to plagiarism and in this post we'll expand on that into exactly how to avoid plagiarizing from the sources you use in your research. While...

Homework Help: Avoiding Plagiarism

September 10, 2018 | Laura

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As a librarian who spends most of her days in Toronto high schools, I have sat in on a lot of staff room lunches and overheard a lot of talk that probably sounds familiar to you. “…and I was able to google parts of his assignment and found the exact...

Five Ways the Library Can Help You with Homework

November 2, 2017 | Debbie

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1. Find not-fake information Don't waste your time trying to tell if the stuff you Googled is real or not. The library has online articles that have been published in journals, magazines and newspapers. 2. Learn the stuff you want Heard of Lynda.com yet? Awesome online courses on computer programming,...

Your New Second Home: The Youth Hub

December 13, 2016 | Debbie

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Arts and crafts, DJing and a Photoshop creation at a Youth Hub, but that's not all! Teens visiting the Toronto Public Library Youth Hubs have so many good things to say about their experiences, it's hard to know who to quote first! Jasmine really got to the heart of it...