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Information Literacy: TEKS to ACRL: Cites Sources Correctly

Relates Texas Expectations of Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) to Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) information literacy standards

Goal 7: Summary: Understands the Need to Cite Sources; Collects and Presents Citations Correctly

Students need to understand what plagiarism is and how to avoid it. They should be able to determine when a citation is needed, recognize the bibliographic elements needed for a citation, and construct correct footnotes and bibliography. They should be aware that online citation helpers are useful but need final editing.

TEKS: Kindergarten - Grade 2

Identify different parts of a book (e.g. front and back covers, title page) (Reading, K.1G)

Identify the information that different parts of a book provide (e.g. title, author, illustrator, table of contents) (Reading, 1.1F)

TEKS: High School

Paraphrase, summarize, quote, and accurately cite all researched information according to a standard format (e.g. author, title, page number). (English, 1.21C, 2.21C)

Paraphrase, summarize, quote, and accurately cite all researched information according to a standard format (e.g. author, title, page number), differentiating among primary, secondary, and other sources. (English, 3.21C)

Use a style manual (e.g. Modern Language Association, Chicago Manual of Style) to document sources and format written materials. (English, 1.23E, 2.23E, 4.23E)

Acquire information using appropriate research strategies with source citations through electronic formats, including interactive components, text, audio, video, graphics, and simulations. (Tech Apps, 3)

Discuss copyright laws/issues and model ethical acquisition of digital information by citing sources using established methods. (Tech Apps, 5A)

Identify and use appropriate methods for citing sources. (Tech Apps, 1, 2: 5B)

Use digital tools to correctly document sources such as in bibliographies or works cited. (Tech Apps, 3, 4: 5B)

Exercise: Middle School

TEKS: Grades 3 - 5

Identify the author, title, publisher, and publication year of sources. (3.26D, 4.24D)

Identify the sources of notes (e.g. author, title, page number) and record bibliographic information ... according to a standard format (MLA, etc.) (5.24D)

Differentiate between paraphrasing and plagiarism and identify the importance of citing valid and reliable sources. (3.26E, 4.24E, 5.24E)

Use quotations to support ideas and an appropriate form of documentation to acknowledge sources (e.g. bibliography, works cited) (5.26D)

Comply with acceptable digital safety rules, fair use guidelines, and copyright laws. (Tech Apps, K.5B, 1.5B, 2.5B)

Practice the responsible use of digital information regarding intellectual property, including software, text, images, audio, and video. (Tech Apps, 5.5C, 1.5C, 2.5C)

Respect the intellectual property of others. (Tech Apps, 3.5B, 4.5B, 5.5B)

Abide by copyright law and Fair Use Guidelines for Educational Multimedia. (Tech Apps, 3.5C, 4.5C, 5.5C)


ACRL Standards

Extracts, records, and manages the information and its sources. (2.5)

Differentiates between the types of sources cited and understands the elements and correct syntax of a citation for a wide range of resources. (2.5c)

Records all pertinent citation information for future reference. (2.5d)

Identifies verbatim material that can then be appropriately quoted. (3.1c)

Exercise: High School

TEKS: Middle School

Determine, locate, and explore the full range of relevant sources addressing a research question and systematically record the information gathered. (23)

Identify the source of notes (e.g. author, title, page number) and record bibliographic information concerning those sources according to a standard format. (6.23D, 7.23C, 8.23C)

Understand copyright principles, including current laws, fair use guidelines, creative commons, open source, and public domain (MS Tech Apps, 5A)

Practice ethical acquisition of information and standard methods for citing sources (MS Tech Apps, 5B)

Exercise: Elementary School

Exercise: College

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