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Citation Resources

Online citation makers

Citing Your Resources

The databases in MeL have citation tools built into them.


1. Return to the topic selected in the earlier steps and select two articles from one or more of the Mel databases.  
2. Locate the citation for the two articles (like the example below) copy and paste it into your word processing document. 


4. Select a book in your classroom, article read online, or a recently read book.
5. Go to the Tech Tools 4 Writing site, choose one of the citation tools, create a citation, and save it in your word processing document to share with your instructor. For instructions on how to create a citation for a book and magazine using bibme watch the short video at the bottom of the page. (Direct link to the video for watching full-screen.)

6. Show your students or a colleague how to cite a reference source like you have just done and write a short reflection in your word processing document on their reaction.

After you created your citations it is time to learn how to search safely with Google. Click here to go to Safe Searching. 

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  3. Model Digital Age Work and Learning a; 
  4. Promote and Model Digital Citizenship and Responsibility b; 
  5. Engage in Professional Growth and Leadership c


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