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Q4 Citing Your Source Introduction

9. Search Strategies


Did you know that when you do research you should be giving credit to the author or authors? This is called citing your source. All quotes and references that you use in a presentation or paper must be cited. Remember in Be Legal and Fair in Thing 7 how you learned about copyright and how important it is not to plagiarize?

Many databases provide you with citation tools. All of the databases have tools to help you cite your source. 

If you find your source does not have a citation maker, there are many online citation makers to help you. 

I Can Statement

  • cite sources appropriately

MITECS  Michigan Integrated Technology Competencies for Students, and

ISTE Standards for Students

1. Empowered Learner
a. Articulate and set personal learning goals, develop strategies leveraging technology to achieve them, and reflect on the learning process itself to improve learning outcomes
d. Understand the fundamental concepts of technology operations, demonstrate the ability to choose, use and troubleshoot current technologies, are able to transfer their knowledge to explore emerging technologies

2. Digital Citizen
b. Engage in positive, safe, legal and ethical behavior when using technology, including social interactions online or when using networked devices
c. Demonstrate an understanding of and respect for the rights and obligations of using and sharing intellectual property

3. Knowledge Constructor
a. Plan and employ effective research strategies to locate information and other resources for their intellectual or creative pursuits
b. Evaluate the accuracy, perspective, credibility and relevance of information, media, data or other resources

5. Computational Thinker
b. Collect data or identify relevant data sets