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Citation Tools:

Google Docs has a citation generator built in!  Just click on "Tools" and then "Citations."  A sidebar will pop up on the right.  Choose the style you need (MLA is the most common), and click "Add citation source."  READ and follow all of the prompts to get a beautiful Works Cited page!

Bibcitation - This is an easy to use, ad-free, and saves your citations in an alphabetical list that you can copy and paste into a Google Doc.

MyBib - Another one that saves your list in alphabetical order and allows you to export it. You don't have to log in, but there are some tip boxes to close out.

  • Check out this document for tips on how to cite images in MyBib!

Scribbr - This is a wonderful, free citation generator that can produce MLA, APA, and other styles of citations.

  • Scribbr has a great page with instructions on how to format your Google Doc!  And a Google Docs TEMPLATE!

ZoteroBib - Another ad-free citation generator that keeps your citations in an alphabetical list for you.

Research Databases:

Use the links below to access great research information from trusted subscription resources!
   Please see a library staff member or visit your grade-level Google Classroom page to get the login information for at-home access.

 Discus - Search over 30 quality databases, provided to all SC residents from the SC State Library

Library Catalog - Search the DFMS Library Catalog for books, eBooks and trusted Web links 

Ancestry Classroom - Funded through a grant, AncestryK12 offers free access for one year to all the original and primary documents of Ancestry's U.S. Collection, Fold3 and (see below) for use in the classroom.  **Will only authenticate on D5 property.**

Fold3 - Provides convenient access to US military records, including the stories, photos, and personal documents of the men and women who served.  **Will only authenticate on D5 property.** - The online home of 80+ million pages of historical newspapers. Access over 3,700 newspapers from the 1700s–2000s from around the United States and more.  **Will only authenticate on D5 property.**