Citing Sources

District 181 Information Literacy Standards

K - 3.3 List the title of a source as a group with prompting and support
1st - 3.3 List title and author for source used with prompting and support
2nd - 3.3 Record sources using a template with support (e.g., title and author)
3rd - 3.5 Recognize the need for citing sources and record citation information (e.g., author, title,
place of publication, publisher, copyright date) with prompting and support
4th - 3.5 Recognize the need for citing sources and record citation information with support
5th - 3.5 Cite sources used with guidance
6th - 3.5 Cite print and non-print sources in a properly formatted bibliography with guidance
7th - 3.5 Cite print and non-print sources in a properly formatted bibliography with support
8th - 3.5 Cite print and non-print sources in a properly formatted bibliography

Classroom teachers and MRC Directors have flexibility in how to teach the importance and mechanics of citing sources and how to avoid plagiarism. The following guidelines and templates are provided as one resource to help students meet the standards. District 181 bases our bibliography guidelines on MLA 7.

Bibliography Guidelines

Primary Bibliography Guidelines
Intermediate Bibliography Guidelines
Middle School Bibliography Guidelines, Print
Middle School Bibliography Guidelines, Online

Citation Templates

Primary Bibliography Worksheet
(all citations on one page)

Intermediate Bibliography Worksheet
(all citations on one page)

Primary Book Note taking Sheet
(citation information with room for notes)

Primary Encyclopedia Note taking Sheet
(citation information with room for notes)

Primary Online Source Note taking Sheet
(citation information with room for notes)

Primary Magazines Note taking Sheet
(citation information with room for notes)

Intermediate Book Note taking Sheet
(citation information with room for notes)

Intermediate Encyclopedia Note taking Sheet
(citation information with room for notes)

Intermediate Online Source Note taking Sheet
(citation information with room for notes)

Intermediate Magazines Note taking Sheet
(citation information with room for notes)

There are several online resources for recording sources:
EasyBib
NoodleTools
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