When using resources for doing research, we must be careful not to steal from the author. The copyright page in a book gives notice that someone has legal rights to the information contained in the book. Internet resources also have copyright information. When doing research, students are encouraged to document their sources to give credit for the information they use. At Calvin Christian School, students are taught how to document sources. Typically, students are required to write a "Works Cited," in which they document citations for the sources they use. They are not typically asked to write a "bibliography," in which they would document citations for all the sources that they explored. In addition, students in grades 7 & 8 are taught how to do in-text documentation to reveal the sources of their facts and ideas.
Use this Website Evaluation Checklist to assist with evaluating websites. One must be filled in for each website used for the Science Fair projects, and handed in with the Bibliography for the Science Fair project.
Use this Complete Guide to MLA8 to find out how to cite a variety of sources.
Below are the handouts used for different grade levels to document sources.