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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. Let's go to Safe Searching


Addressing the ISTE Standards For Educators

1a. Set professional learning goals to explore and apply pedagogical approaches made possible by technology and reflect on their effectiveness.
1c. Stay current with research that supports improved student learning outcomes, including findings from the learning sciences.

2b. Advocate for equitable access to educational technology, digital content and learning opportunities to meet the diverse needs of all students.
2c. Model for colleagues the identification, exploration, 
evaluation, curation and adoption of 
new digital resources and tools for learning.

3b. Establish a learning culture that promotes curiosity and critical examination of online resources and fosters digital literacy and media fluency.
3c. Mentor students in safe, legal and ethical practices with digital tools and the protection of intellectual rights and property.


1. Generating & Testing Hypotheses;
2. Cues, Questions, Advance Organizers;
3. Homework and Practice;
4. Identify Similarities & Differences