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Modern Languages: Francophone Countries

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Countries and Their Domain Extensions

5 Elements of Good Notes

Good Notes:

  • Need to be specific
  • Are in phrases
  • Are in your own words
  • Are neat
  • Are organized

Make sure you add your research source to your draft bibliography.

Online Bibliography Formatting

The Research Process

Remember, when you are conducting research, the two most important questions to ask are:


Depending on your question and how much you know about your topic will determine which resource is the best one for you to use.

If you know 0-25% of your topic, choose a REFERENCE source.

If you know 25-50% of your topic, choose a BOOK.

If you know 50-75% of your topic, choose a DATABASE from the approved list on this page.

If you know 75-100% of your topic, choose a SEARCH ENGINE like GOOGLE on the INTERNET. Use the SEARCH terms and phrases from your DATABASE searches in your GOOGLE search. Use what you know about your topic already to weed out useless or wrong information. But first, check the approved Featured Websites located on each page.

Online Catalogue and Interlibrary Loans

Online Library Catalogue

Go to the North Vancouver School District Home page

Go to the very bottom of the page

Under Resources, Click On-Line Library Catalogue

Under Quick Search, under Everything

          Choose Author, Title, or Subject

Type in your search


Creating a Bibliography

A bibliography is more than a mere list of books or websites. 

A bibliography is the first indicator that you have completed credible research.

At Sutherland, most teachers request the MLA (Modern Language Association) format for bibliography formatting.

Some teachers may request the APA (American Psychological Association) format for bibliography formatting.

You Quote It You Note It!

Flags of French Speaking Countries

Featured Websites


The Countries A to Z section, provides facts, figures and statistical data on geography, climate, people, religion, language, history, economy & more. The World Maps section, provides full color physical maps and political maps for regions of the world.

CIA World Factbook

The World Factbook provides information on the history, people, government, economy, geography, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues for 267 world entities. Our Reference tab includes: maps of the major world regions, as well as Flags of the World, a Physical Map of the World, a Political Map of the World, a World Oceans map, and a Standard Time Zones of the World map.

Destinations: The Lonely Planet Travel Guide

Lonely Planet’s travel experts have trekked the globe to hand-pick the best trends, destinations, journeys and experiences.

World Regions: French Speaking Countries

Taking Notes and Research Management

The Process

Practice Paraphrasing

  • use your own words or quotation marks around exact quotes
  • write in sentence fragments

Getting Information

  • consult multiple sources (three in addition to encyclopedias)