Citing is X-citing!!

Citing your source is easy to do and it is the RIGHT thing to do. It's as easy as 1-2-3.

1Choose the type of resource and fill in the blanks.

PRINTELECTRONIC
BookOnline Subscription Database
Book in a SeriesEncyclopedia, Online
EncyclopediaEncyclopedia, Online with Author
Encyclopedia with an AuthorMagazine, Online
MagazineWeb Page
Personal InterviewsE-mail

2 Click

3 Cut and paste your citations in a word document that you titled Bibliography.

Helpful Hints:

Remember that the citations on the Bibliography page must be alphabetized by the author's last name. If a source doesn't have an author, alphabetize it by the title. Go to the second word if the first word is A, An, or The.

MLA format is the only choice available at this time and it has been modified for the elementary student population. (Titles are underlined instead of Italic print.) You must capitalize all author names, book titles, cities, states, and publishing companies. Kid Bib Toolkit will not correct capitalization or spelling errors.

If the print or electronic source that you used is not listed, please see your library media specialist for help.

Kid Bib Toolkit is based on "The Citation Maker", created for Blue Valley students, by Becca Munson, Library Media Specialist at Blue Valley West, and revised with permission for Elementary students by Rebecca Mavity, Library Media Specialist at Heartland Elementary School. Send all comments and questions, additions or corrections to Rebecca Mavity
Blue Valley School District Education Division ©2007