behind the scenes

com·men·tar·y

ˈkämənˌterē

noun: commentary; plural noun: commentaries
 
an expression of opinions or offering of explanations ; explanations about an event or situation.
“an editorial commentary”
  • a descriptive spoken account (especially on a broadcast) of an event or performance as it happens.
    synonyms: narration, description, account, report, review
  • a set of explanatory or critical notes on a text.
    “a commentary on the Old Testament”
    synonyms: explanation, elucidation, interpretation, exegesis, analysis

 

Old & New Testament Commentaries are calling a new shelf home — they can be found in the back classroom area of the library by the yearbooks. They are also available to borrow for 3 Day Loans, instead of being Reference use in library only. So, if you’re working on a research paper, stop on by!

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“Do you have books about …”?

A handful of ©2015 new research books have been added to the library — something to keep in mind when you’re researching for your next paper or project.

 

at issue

The At Issue Series provides a wide range of opinions on individual social issues with each volume offering a variety of perspectives – eyewitness accounts, governmental views, scientific analysis, newspaper and magazine accounts, and many more – to illuminate the issue. Extensive bibliographies and annotated lists of relevant organizations point to sources for further research.

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diseases

The ailments and conditions that afflict people today can be confusing, disturbing, and painful – both emotionally and physically. The Diseases & Disorders Series provides clear, careful explanations that offer readers and researchers insight into what these conditions are, what causes them, how people live with them, and the latest information about treatment and prevention. All volumes in the series include primary and secondary quotations, annotated bibliographies, detailed indexes, and lists of organizations to contact for additional information.

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things we love and resources you’ll find useful

Slogging your way through research papers? Check out some of the resources MEI Secondary Library has shared on Pinterest — they’re all organized by subject.


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behind the books

 

Did you have a favorite book as a child?

Do you love random trivia-tastic tidbits of information?

Check out this video featuring John Green as he takes a look “at the fascinating back-story behind the books from your childhood”, mentioning 47 charming facts about children’s books, on the weekly YouTube show for Mental Floss.

Quick Facts

Are you working on a research project and looking for information on one of Canada’s Prime Ministers? Perhaps it’s the Socials 10 Fathers of Confederation assignment?

Have no fear — check out the MEI Secondary Library Pinterest Board: Social Studies — we have Quick Fact Sheets with biographical information from Sir John A. Macdonald to Stephen Joseph Harper.

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ePaper

The MEI Secondary Library is happy to offer our staff digital access to the 3 newspapers we subscribe to: The ProvinceThe Vancouver SunThe National Post.

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Digital Access gives you unlimited access to each newspaper website and apps for smartphones, tablets and eReaders, all of which are updated throughout the day with breaking news and additional features.

If you can’t find the email that was sent out or need help accessing the ePapers, stop by the library or be in touch for password information or assistance.

Digital copies of Integrated Resources Packages for PLOs

Now available via the library catalog …

 

Digital copies of Integrated Resources Packages for PLOs

The Ministry of Education sets the education standards for students in grades K to 12 through the provincial curriculum. These standards are called Prescribed Learning Outcomes (PLOs). PLOs outline the expectations for what students should know and be able to do at each grade and within each subject area.

 

 

To access the PLOs, search the library catalog (search at work, or from home):

PLOs search

Select one of the titles, and then click on the “click HERE to view link.

plo link