Socials 10

Resources, Note-Taking Tips and Recording your Sources


For this assignment, you are required to use 5 sources:
2 print, one of which may be your textbook;
3 digital, 2 of which must be from the "Required Sources" below.

Required Sources

Canadian Encyclopedia

Encyclopedia of BC

B.C. Archives

Tips for Searching BC Archives Site

1. Put your keyword in, and select visual images on the left, so that you are just searching for pictures.

A list will pop up for your search. Click on the blue numbers to view the images. Click on the image to enlarge. Right-click to save these images into
your drive to use for your project.

2. If you are studying the Cariboo Goldrush, check out the Time Machine link on the BC Archives page. There is a great slideshow on the Cariboo
Gold Rush. You'll notice it says it is designed for grade five students, but the information is suitable for ages 10 to adult. You'll see pictures from the
archives in this slide show.

Other Databases Worth Searching

World Book

Encyclopedia Britannica

* All of the above databases are also available, along with many others, on the Reference Databases page of this wiki. *


To find books in the library, use Destiny, found on the front page of the library wiki


Read the tips on this wiki's note-taking page here

Suggestion: Once you have formulated your critical question, brainstorm some subtopics and put these into your document.
Sort your notes under the subtopics as you go.

If working in Word, paste the url for your source into your document at the top of the document, so that you are recording your sources as you go.

It is a good idea to identify your sources as you take notes, so that you can identify which sources specific notes are based on later.

For example, you could use CE for Canadian Encyclopedia, BCA for BC Archives. EBC for Encyclopedia of BC.

- CE .....point-form note....


Here is a simple, effective sheet for recording your sources, which you can print off and use, or save to your drive and type right into the document.

Remember that you record all sources that you use, but if you look at a source, but do not use it, you don't record that one.