Interested in learning more about how/why Valentine’s Day came about? Browse our online encyclopedias such as Britannica and Gale Virtual Reference which can be found using our alphabetical list of databases for a general overview of this day. Also, read about individuals such as Claudius II Gothicus and Pope Gelasius I that may have played a key role.
In celebrating this day, the Earl Haig Library Learning Commons invites you to stop by and browse our Blind Date with a Book display. With a few subtle hints, determine which book you are interested in signing out.
Are you taking grade 11 courses? Do you have interesting ideas you wish to investigate further? Can you see connections between subjects?
Limit the number of summatives you write by combining the content and form of each.
We are inviting grade 11 students to explore the idea of combining two culminating activities into one. Download and complete the first part of this package by March 6, 2017.
Download the package here.
Come to an information session on Monday, February 13 and listen for announcements on HaigRadio or speak with Ms. Fradkin or Mr. Kopyto.
See our promotional flyer here.
Completed package and teacher approval due March 10, 2017.
Attention Earl Haig Students:
As of December 2016, the student shared secret password changed to the following formula:
- last four digits of student number
- day of birth (two digits)
- month of birth (two digits)
- @Tdsb (capitalize the “T”)
Your new password MUST:
- be a minimum of 8 characters in length
- include upper case and lower case letters
- include numbers
- have one special character
Your password will expire after 180 days.
Three things to try if your password won’t work at home, or on a mobile (wireless) device (before getting it reset at the circulation desk):
#1. Log into a wired computer at school. Often, the TDSB network requires you to update your password, a feature that may not always work from home or a wireless device.
#2. Clear your browser`s cache/history: see this guide for most browsers (Chrome, Safari, Internet Explorer)
#3. Restart your device or computer and try again.
Once you have tried all these options, come to the library and ask to have your password reset to the Shared Secret password.
Working on an upcoming assignment that requires MLA format and cannot decide between the MLA 7th and 8th Edition?
See below for some of the key differences when using the 7th OR 8th Edition.Speak to a Teacher-Librarian for further assistance OR see our Quick Tips section for more information on citing using MLA format.
Additional Support for Formatting and Style Guidelines:
Currently reading a great book and would like to recommend it?
Just Read It is a TDSB online forum that allows staff, students and the community within the TDSB region to share their reading experiences. Each month Just Read It draws names and awards book prizes to those students who are taking part in this forum. Interested in taking part? Click here to submit a suggestion!
For suggestions on what to read next visit the TDSB’s Reader’s Choice
Use our library catalogue to locate your next read. Feel free to suggest any books we may not have on our shelf.
Remembrance Day – November 11th
On November 11th we remember those who have fallen and who are now stationed abroad to protect the many freedoms we take for granted.
See our display table with print materials and letters from soldiers during WWI and WWII. Learn more about Remembrance Day in Canada through the Canadian Encyclopedia and our History Reference Centre which provides in-depth coverage of World History and sections on both World Wars.
The Toronto Public Library site has a wealth of information you can turn to as well. It includes large host of categorized databases and services that can be of great assistance.
Please speak to a Teacher-Librarian if further assistance is needed.
As the school year is well underway and assignments / tests start to accumulate, we have many resources that may be of assistance to you.
Browse through one of our many library databases when finding reliable information for that upcoming research project. All usernames and passwords can be located on page 22 of the school agenda.
The Toronto Public Library site has a wealth of information you can turn to as well. They offer a wide array of resources such as free audiobooks, ebooks, (through mobile apps), and material in a variety of languages. It also includes large host of categorized databases and services that can be of great assistance. Check out the Study Skills (Study Skills Success) and grammar practice section (Tensebuster, Mango Languages). All you need is a Toronto Public Library card to begin your adventure!