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6th Grade: Research Resources: Citations

eBook setup and login information plus guidelines, databases, and information for safe and effective research.

Citation tools

Many database articles contain citation information that you can copy into your works cited list.

Citation tools auto-create a citation for you. You enter the book, magazine, article, or website title and the tool will generate and populate all the appropriate fields. Select the appropriate medium (website, book, journal, newspaper, other, etc) before you enter your title.

Here are two options (note that both contain ads):

Remember that citation generators are powerful tools but they cannot, and should not, do your thinking for you! Always double check the information that the tool outputs.

Image Citations

In 6th grade, you do not need to do a full MLA citation for images. Simply follow these 4 steps to get a URL for your image, then copy and paste the URL onto a page titled "Image Citations" in your document.

 

 

 

Format basics

There are many different styles (rules) for citations. One of the most popular is the Modern Language Association (MLA) style. You will be listing your works cited in MLA style. 

Here are common elements of an MLA book citation and how they look:

  • Author
  • Book Title
  • Publisher Location
  • Publisher
  • Publication Date

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