English 11: Canadian Poets & Poetry

Making Notes: Cornell Notes

Download the Note Making Template to simplify taking notes, citing your sources and the writing process.  Find out more about how Cornell Notes can help you understand, learn and think about the information you find.

MLA Style

The Modern Languages Association (MLA) publishes a helpful guide to researching and writing academic papers.  This short overview of the MLA Style Guideshows how to cite sources in the list of works cited and prepare proper in-text citations.

MLA and other citation styles are updated frequently to take into account changing formats for information sources.  More current and detailed guidance is available through the MLA Style guides and animated tours from Simon Fraser University Library

MLA guides are also available in opr school library. Find them on our library shelves using Esquimalt High School’s library catalogue.

Citation Generators

These online forms can help you document your sources using different styles:

Writing Guides

The Writing Centre, University of Wisconsin, Madison provides a useful guide to documentation using MLA style.

Scholarly Sources

Canadian Literary Reference CentreMajor 21st-Century WritersUniversity of Victoria Libraries
Other Scholarly Sources About Canadian Poets Writing in English & Their Poetry
Hosted by the University of Toronto Library, this site provides an extensive collection of biographies of poets, sample poems, statements about their writing philosophy, lists of publications and criticism of their work.
Hosted by Brock University in St. Catherines, Ontario, this site provides the most extensive and authoritative overview of Canadian women poets.
Hosted by the University of Western Ontario in London, Ontario, this site and the scholarly journal that it supports focuses on early Canadian long poems, editions of the work of the Confederation poets and critical studies of Canadian poetry.