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Tools for Learning

Feel safe to escape
Our library offers space for every type of learning style
Harness engagement and curiosity
Our librarian is a teacher too -- and knows how to get children excited about books and reading.
Navigate the digital world safely
Secondary students benefit from time in the library to learn essential source, research and citation skills
Receive advice and support to drive your passions
Young student receives advice from our Teacher Librarian
Develop a love of reading, reinforce the joy of books
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NoodleTools

NoodleTools is an online citation and note-taking tool. All students can log in with their BIS Google accounts. 

Correctly citing sources is a vital part of being a good scholar. For more information acting with Academic Integrity, see your Student Handbook.

 

In-Text Citation 

The video tutorial (2:51 min.) below gives a brief overview of the basics of in-text citation. 

Correctly citing sources is a vital part of being a good scholar. For more information acting with Academic Integrity, see your Student Handbook.

 

Note-taking Forms for Research 

Taking notes for a research task? Use these forms to stay organized as you gather all the information needed. 

Click here to access all Notefact forms.

 

Note-taking Forms for Studying 

These forms are best for taking notes in class or while reading a textbook. Learn more about Cornell Notes and how to use them.

Click on the images to download.

 

Evaluating Sources with OPVL  

OPVL is an invaluable source evaluation tool. Click below for helpful files.

OPVL Digital Template

An image of a digital file for OPVL source evaluation

Click to add to your Google Drive

OPVL Guiding Questions

A chart titled %22Evaluating Resources%22 OPVL

Click to download

 

JSTOR Overview   

JSTOR is an advanced tool our DP candidates and some grade 10 students might use. This short (1:38) video offer a brief overview of this database: