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Q4 Citing Your Source Step 1

9. Search Strategies

In this Quest, you are going to learn how to create citations easily for resources that you use in your classwork. There are online tools where you just add all the information from the resource you used or created (You can create citations for your work too!) and it will create a citation for you to use in your bibliography. 


1. Open the following document and answer the questions on Benjamin Franklin. You can search using Michigan eLibrary or Google. Make sure to use Boolean logic when you search.

2. When you find an answer, you will cite the source using APA or MLA format. Your teacher may suggest which one to use.

3. If your information came from a website without a citation maker, you can use one of these Citation makers, including ZoteroBib, KnightCite, EasyBib, and MyBib. You must check with your teacher to see if you need to use a specific citation maker. Don't forget to keep your source open while you create your citation so you don't lose the information. 

4. Watch this video on ZoteroBib to help you create your first citation.

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